In Norman Pannell we are committed to providing a Science Curriculum that provides children with a sense of awe and wonder.
See our policy below for more information. There is also a curriculum map to explain which topics each year group covers.
Learning about plants in year 3
Year 3 enjoyed planning an investigation about plants and what they need in order for them to grow. The children each have a plant which they will observe over the coming weeks.
Today Jimmy and Gardening club planted potato's which will be ready to harvest in 8 weeks.
Year 5 got to set the Headteacher of Gateacre School on fire as well as Mrs Size! They had lots of fun with Mr Creed investigating what happens to certain gases when they come into contact with fire.
This week Years 1 & 2 we were invited to Gateacre to see how the human body works and how much energy is in the foods we eat.
The Digestive System
Year 4 have been learning all about the digestive system, how it looks and what each organ does.
Santa needs HELP!!!
On the 06/12/2016 Years 2 &3 were invited to Gateacre High School, to help Santa out. His sleigh wouldn't stop and he didn't know how he was going to deliver all the presents to the children. So he asked the children of Norman Pannell to help. Santa needed the children to design a parachute so he could drop the presents out of the sleigh. Please follow the link to see the pictures.
Maths within Science
Here is some of the work that Years 2, 3 and 5 have done in Science with Maths integrated into their work.
Nursery have been outside this week observing and exploring the changes that the autumn season has brought! We talked about the changing colours of the leaves and how they have fallen off the trees. Year 2 even taught Nursery a new word - they told us that some trees are called 'evergreen' because their leaves stay green!
Year 3 have been learning all about Volcanos and this week were able to experience what happens when a Volcano erupts.
In gardening club we planted these sunflowers and just look at how big they have grown. We are hoping they grow this big again next year.
All about Space!
Today we had a very special guest in to talk about Space. He works at Hope University in the Astrophysics department. He did an amazing assembly for the whole school which was filmed for a promotional video for the University. He is also providing a workshop on Space for Year 5.
Primary Science Quality Mark.
On the 5th September this year Norman Pannell School was awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark in Silver! Thanks to all the hard work of the staff and children.
Below is our application which celebrates all the wonderful science teaching that happens in our school. Thanks to Mrs Kelly for all your help in creating this enormous document of evidence.
In November, Mrs Kelly and Miss Threadgill will attend the awards ceremony in Manchester.
Norman Pannell had an exciting and fun Science Week. We had a Star Dome in on Tuesday and we learnt all about the planets and the stars. On Monday we had a visitor from John Moore's University who made planets with us out of Play-doh. We carried out lots of exciting investigations including making volcanoes, moving rockets and much more. On Friday, Science club ran a Science Fayre. We made predictions and found out all about fair testing.
Science Policy 2016-17