Science

Intent for Science 

Our teaching of science for all children is to develop a curiosity and interest in the subject during their time with us and beyond.   It is about developing and challenging children’s scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the different disciplines.  Science teaches children to have care and concern for living and non-living things and promotes curiosity about the world they live in. 

Through the Programme of Study for Science in the National Curriculum, children will develop knowledge, concepts, skills and a positive attitude, supported through engaging outdoor learning opportunities. Working scientifically is developed throughout their time at Grange View as they progress through each year group, building on their enquiry skills and subject knowledge. By developing these skills it allows them to have greater independence in planning and carrying out fair tests.  These tests will allow children to explain concepts using scientific language, build arguments and ask questions showing curiosity about the world. We believe every child can flourish and is encouraged to strive for success.

Important Documents for Science 

Well done to all 55 children who completed our home learning Science challenge during the half term.  (Autumn 2 2020)
*Early Years enjoyed going on an Autumn walk 
*Key Stage One enjoyed exploring things in the house that needs pushed or pulled to create an effect
*Key stage Two children enjoyed making fairground rides that they had designed in class.  
British Science week 2022
 
The theme this year was 'Growth' which supported us with our learning of plants and animals.  The children thoroughly enjoyed a wide range of activities based on this theme.  
 
In Early Years they investigated Growing/ measuring/ planted beanstalks and compared their baby photos to themselves now.  In Elm Class they made observations of each other and looked at creatures in trees.  In Beech Class they investigated animal lifecycles and learned about life on Mars. In Willow they completed a travel survey, looked for wildlife in trees, designed a fitness workout to look after our bodies and investigated the layers of mud.
 
We enjoyed a visit from zoolab to learn about the growth of insects and animals and we all got to hold them too.  Mr Laskey from Northumberland Fire and Rescue also came into school to discuss how he uses Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in his role. 
 
At the end of the week we all came together to share what we learnt in our investigations and 3 children were picked from each class to receive a 'Stem Star' award.   

Useful websites and  resources

Science bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7nygk7

 

Stem

https://www.stem.org.uk/