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Science at Grove Primary School and Nursery

The National Curriculum

Purpose of study

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Aims

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Science in Key Stage 1:

We teach Science through a topic / learning journey approach in Key Stage 1. Our themes are linked to high quality texts that we read in English. We use the National Curriculum objectives and they are planned in on a two year rolling programme.

Science in Key Stage 2:

We teach Science through discrete Science lessons in Key Stage 2. The lessons are usually but not always linked to the Learning Journey theme. We use the National Curriculum objectives and they are planned in on a two year rolling programme to accommodate mixed age classes.

British Science Week 8 - 17 March 2019 Journeys

British Science Week 8 - 17 March 2019 Journeys 1

British Science Week

 8 - 17th March 2019

Journeys

Every year we celebrate Science Week. The theme for the 2019  is ‘journeys’. We were very fortunate this year to have 'Education Group' in to lead a Silly Science workshop to every class and 'Malvern Panalytical' who taught us about the Journeys of Electricity, Sound and Heat. Thank you to everyone who came in and made our Science Day successful, fun and silly!

Please see the photographs below and our class pages for more Science fun.

Science Fun in Saplings - Nursery

Science Fun in Saplings - Nursery 1
Science Fun in Saplings - Nursery 2
Science Fun in Saplings - Nursery 3
Science Fun in Saplings - Nursery 4

Science Fun In Holly - Year 1

Science Fun In Holly - Year 1 1
Science Fun In Holly - Year 1 2
Science Fun In Holly - Year 1 3
Science Fun In Holly - Year 1 4

Science Fun in Birch - Year 2

Science Fun in Birch - Year 2 1
Science Fun in Birch - Year 2 2
Science Fun in Birch - Year 2 3
Science Fun in Birch - Year 2 4

Science Fun in Sycamore - Years 3 & 4

Science Fun in Sycamore - Years 3 & 4 1
Science Fun in Sycamore - Years 3 & 4 2
Science Fun in Sycamore - Years 3 & 4 3
Science Fun in Sycamore - Years 3 & 4 4

Science Fun in Spruce - Year 5

Science Fun in Spruce - Year 5 1
Science Fun in Spruce - Year 5 2
Science Fun in Spruce - Year 5 3
Science Fun in Spruce - Year 5 4

Science Fun in Oak - Year 6

Science Fun in Oak - Year 6 1
Science Fun in Oak - Year 6 2
Science Fun in Oak - Year 6 3
Science Fun in Oak - Year 6 4
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