In Phase 1, Science is taught through Knowledge and Understanding of the world and supported by Characteristics of Learning and Enabling Environments:
- Children know that the environment and living things are influenced by human activity.
- They can describe some actions which people in their own community do that help maintain the area they live in.
- They know the properties of some materials and can suggest some of the purposes they are used for.
- They are familiar with basic scientific concepts such as floating, sinking, experimentation.
In Phase 2 and 3, Science is taught regularly, ensuring a progression of skills as children move up through the school. (Please see year group Long Term Plans for topic information).
The following areas are covered during children’s time at our school:
To Work Scientifically by:
- Asking questions
- Measuring and recording
To learn about life processes and living things (Biology)
To learn about materials and their properties (Chemistry)
To learn about physical processes (Physics)
- Science Week – Year 1
- Science Week – Year 2
- Science Week – Year 3
- Science Week – Year 4
- Science Week – Year 5
- Science Week – Year 6
The Science Ambassadors are part of a programme provided by the Ogden Trust as a way of getting girls excited about science and offers them an opportunity to take ownership of the subject.
This year the ambassadors have played a key role in the final developments of the Phizlab at Chilton Academy, where they have been to work with real scientists. Our ambassadors have also took the lead in an after school science club for year 2 children where they have been aiming to get other young children excited about science. They have also led whole school assemblies to talk about the work they have done.
Pete Edwards talk – 09/03/2020
Today we went to Chilton Academy Phiz Lab to learn about space with Pete Edwards from Durham University. We looked at pictures of the Galaxy and a lot of different planets.
We asked questions to Pete, learning about how hot the Sun is, how the Moon rock is the same as the rocks on earth as well as how gravity on the moon is 8 times weaker than the gravity on Earth. Pete showed us photos of how big the Sun is compared to other planets. He said you could fit 110 Earths along the diameter of the Sun and millions inside.
We also learned that in a lot of years, the sun will eventually burn out, eating the Earth and dissolving.
By the Science Ambassadors