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:
- To look into what is involved in helping the school to gain the PQSM and start working towards this.
- To develop the use of the outside environment and incorporate this into science lessons.
- To develop links with local secondary schools - to allow opportunities for our UKS2 children to visit their science departments.
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!
We will also be developing more links between the other schools within the MAST and setting up quizzes for pupils from each school for pupils in both LKS2 and UKS2.
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,