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Flamstead End School were delighted to be awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Silver Award in 2013. The award celebrates schools who demonstrate commitment to outstanding teaching and learning in Science.
The following documents give an overview of the age-related expectations in Science.
‘Working scientifically’ is the term used to describe the key skills which support the science knowledge base the children learn in each year group.
The principal focus of science teaching in Key Stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They should be encouraged to ask questions about what they notice.
The principal focus of science teaching in lower Key Stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They should do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomenon and the relationships between living things and familiar environments, and by beginning to develop their ideas about functions, relationships and interactions.
The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They should add to this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions more systematically. They should encounter more abstract ideas and begin to recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the world operates.
The following documents give an overview of the age-related expectations of ‘working scientifically’:
Working Scientifically Progression Document - Questions and Ideas
Working Scientifically Progrsssion Document - Obtaining and Presenting Evidence
Working Scientifically Progression Document - Considering and Evaluating Evidence
Digger and the Gang activities to support Year 3 to 6 for Literacy, Numeracy and Science.
DynaMo laboratory for science information at home.
Look through amazing science facts for children up to 11 years.
Videos, information and fun experiments to aid childrens' understanding.
Science Day 2018
In Nursery and Reception children have looked at how colour can change in a Skittle investigation. KS1 have explored what materials were best to make a birds nest, how to make different sounds using water bottles, found ways to melt ice and made their own erupting volcano. All the children enjoyed being Scientists for the afternoon.
In Key Stage Two, the children have loved taking part in a wide range of practical Science activities as part of British Science Week 2018. Year 3 and 4 enjoyed using an augmented reality app to search for mini-beasts, creating bird’s nests, testing material absorbency and using Lego to build bridges. Year 5 and 6 created lava lamps, investigated outdoor animal environments, combed beaches for harmful rubbish and worked out how liquid effects momentum of objects. The children have gained lots of new knowledge, they can use in future Science topics.
The curriculum policies outline the teaching, organisation and management of subjects taught and learnt at Flamstead End School.
The policies have been drawn up as a result of staff discussion and have the full agreement of the Governing Body. The implementation of these policies is the responsibility of all teaching staff. The responsibility for monitoring and review rests with the co-ordinator of each curriculum subject.
The following policies will be reviewed on publication of the new National Curriculum.