Curriculum Subjects

Science

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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.

Within each class, we have been using learning challenges where children answer a different question each week relating to their topic! Please see class pages for an individual overview of what will be happening in each class.

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 Week 2017

Foundation’s question was, “Can you make a waterproof coat for the troll from the Three Billy Goats Gruff story?” The children investigated different materials to make a waterproof coat! Wow!

Key Stage One had an amazing science day full of different activities! Take a look!

Key Stage Two’s question of the week was, “Can you light a bulb without using a battery?” We tried to power a light bulb with different vegetables. The vegetables that we used were, potatoes, lemons and bananas. We went into the hall to investigate what might happen. We used 6 different combinations of our vegetables to make a circuit!

Method:

We used copper pennies and zinc nails to conduct energy through the vegetables and the wires to the lightbulb:

Foundation Science Week 1
Foundation Science Week 2
Foundation Science Week 3
KS1 Science Week 6
KS1 Science Week 2
KS1 Science Week 3
KS2 Science Week 1
KS2 Science Week 2
KS2 Science Week 4
Heatherley Primary School