Science




Subject leader: Miss Newton

 

Science is an essential part of the Curriculum. At St Mary’s we believe it teaches children to explore and investigate the world around them; while contextualising other key skills such as maths and literacy. Throughout their primary education, children will be given the opportunity to be fascinated by facts, experiments and nature. We hope to turn this fascination into learning, by encouraging them to make predictions, ask questions, record their observations and make conclusions on what they have seen, using their existing knowledge and understanding. A key part of this is also teaching children what makes experiments fair and safe.

From 13th to the 17th March 2017 we enjoyed a fantastic Science Week at St Mary's, as part of British Science Week!
The week started with a special scientific assembly explaining what we would be doing throughout the week. In our classes we researched, learnt and wrote about significant scientists, past and present. We also carried out lots of exciting Science experiments and investigations. On Friday we ended the week with a fantastic workshop from 'Fizz Pop Science'; where the children had the opportunity to make rainbow bubbles, sherbet, slime, elephant's toothpaste, unicorn tears and much much more. Lots of the children created fantastic science projects at home, which were celebrated in assembly. After school on Friday we had our first Science Fair to show parents all the fantastic Science we had been doing that week, at school and at home. It was an excellent afternoon, showcasing the children's work, with lots of parents, carers and grandparents coming in to see what had been going on. There was a fantastic atmosphere and the children loved to share their work enthusiastically with all the visitors. The children had a fantastic week and there was a real buzz about Science throughout the school. We look forward to next year!
 

   





Please find below a list of useful websites for you to explore with your child. In addition to these sites, you can help your child by encouraging them to ask questions about what they see and what they wonder about. Although these questions can some be tricky (Why is the sky blue?!), it is always worth trying to research the answers with your child using appropriate websites and books.

KS1
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/5_7entry/5_7.shtml

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=62

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html 

KS2                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo/lab/index.shtml

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/

 

http://kids.discovery.com/tell-me

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html 

Across both key stages:

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml