Miss Jenner is the science manager at All Saints and she loves carrying out weird and wonderful experiments!
How we teach science
At All Saints, science is taught through themes when it fits but if it doesn’t fit then we teach it discretely. We don’t use a scheme for science and work on a two year rolling programme to ensure coverage within each phase of the school.
We like to make science fun, exciting, challenging and relevant and get the children doing, talking and thinking.
We believe science provides the foundations for understanding the world and should teach children to understand how science can be used, predict how things will behave and analyse the causes. Science will play more and more of a part in our children’s futures and careers and we believe strongly in preparing them for this.
Development plans for science
We are working hard to keep further improving our science provision at All Saints.
We are doing this in many ways but our key focuses this year are:
Challenge in science
We provide challenge for children in every lesson. This could be through a task, specific questioning or in the form of a differentiated extension task. We want to allow every child to reach their potential.
We will also be running a Science Challenge later in the year for all children to take part. The winners will get to spend an afternoon creating some seriously good experiments!
The children in year 2 Science Club are really enjoying their weekly sessions, where they get the opportunity to develop their investigative skills, as well their enquiry skills. Miss Jenner is looking forward to creating some weird and wonderful experiments with the children, she can't promise that we wont get messy!
How can you find out more?
At All Saints we have some super scientists and children produce some excellent work.
Is your work in here? If not what can you magpie to get your work in here?
Us being curious and creative...
We don’t just write about science – we do it! Here are some photos of our curious and creative super scientists in action!
Last year we introduced science ambassadors, these were children in year 5 and 6 who loved science. These children were involved in leading and challenging science across the school, as well as offering support to teachers when it was required – particularly with the younger children.
We will be looking for some new ambassadors this year, keep an eye out for more information about how you could become a science ambassador.
How can you support your children in science?
Some links below with ideas of games and ideas to help you support your child. The most important thing is to get them thinking scientifically – asking questions and being curious about the world. Talk to them about science in your homes and in the media. If you need any further support please let me know.
Some fun links and games that will help support and extend your learning. If you find any more please let us know!
Many thanks super scientists,