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Thank you all for taking part in the Great Bird watch earlier in the year. The results are now in for the top ten most popular birds in the country.

Follow the link to watch the video to see which birds are the most popular.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/results/?utm_source=bgbw_email_results_ENG_N&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=birdwatch2020&utm_content=b1_cta_2

Science

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Carl Sagan - astronomer

       

 

 Why Science is important

Wherever you look, whatever you do and wherever you go, science is all around us. Human nature is to be curious about the world we live in and children enjoy being curious and inquisitive. From an early age children ask the question ‘Why?’ As parents and teachers we may not always have the answers to these questions but it can be fun trying to find out and make sense of what is happening all around us. Scientific enquiry is the area that the children seem to enjoy most. Discovering things for themselves, rather than being told, is a great way to learn in a meaningful way. It’s not always finding out why things work but also learning from why things don’t work.

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.

 What Science Looks Like at Greenlands Primary School

Children learn through practical activities which develop their investigative skills and encourage a desire to find out about the world around them. We animals including humans, materials and states of matter, light, forces, sound, electricity and earth and space. We encourage children to discover, investigate, ask questions, observe, collaborate, predict, investigate and conclude. Children are able to use correct and appropriate scientific vocabulary to explain what they observe.  Vocabulary will be explicitly taught at the beginning of every lesson. To facilitate children to know more and remember more key concepts run through the whole of our curriculum and  opportunities to revisit previous learning are planned into every lesson.

Inclusion

All science lessons/activities are designed and planned to include all children through a range of approaches. Lessons are planned to facilitate the best possible outcome for all children within the class.

 Concepts Running Through the Science Curriculum

Change

Power

Diversity

Comparison

Significance

States of matter

 

Weather

Magnets

 

Electricity

 

Forces

 

Lightening

 

Weather

Weather

Forces

Techniques

Methods

Experiments

Variables

Techniques

People

Discoveries

When is Science Taught at Greenlands Primary School

Science is taught weekly across the school.

Please click here for the Science Overview

SCIENCE_OVERVIEW.docx

Please click here for the Programme of Study for Science

PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Science.pdf

Please click here for the Foundation stage programme of study - knowledge and understanding of the world.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/360541/ELG14___The_world.pdf