Intent for Science
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.
In Science at Norman Pannell, we recognise its importance in many aspects of everyday life. Therefore, it is our vision to instil a lifelong love of Science within our pupils. Our aim is to provide children with stimulating and challenging experiences which secure and extend their scientific knowledge, skills and vocabulary. We will encourage our children to become curious and inquisitive learners, promoting purposeful enquiry that will excite all children to confidently explore the world around them.
Implementation of Science
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in Science, we implement a curriculum which is progressive throughout the whole school. Our curriculum gives full coverage of, ‘The National Curriculum programmes of study for Science 2014’ and, ‘Understanding of the World’ in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in Science:
Key documents for implementation:
Impact of Science
The impact of our Science intentions and implementation is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age-related knowledge linked to the science curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, and within their everyday lives.
All children will have:
The impact is measured through on-going assessments by class teachers as well as book monitoring and pupil voice carried out by the Science Subject Lead.
Nanny Marion is having trouble with her biscuits, her biscuit always crumbles in her tea. Poor Nanny Marion never gets to eat her biscuits!
Today Year 2 experimented which biscuit is best for dunking, each group had 5 biscuits and put each one to the dunk test! Ask your child how many dunks their biscuits lasted.
Nanny Marion will be so pleased!
The year 2 children experimented the different ways a solid can change shape using play doh.
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.
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.
Today Jimmy and Gardening club planted potato's which will be ready to harvest in 8 weeks.
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.