Science at Greenside
“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
Edwin Powell Hubble 1889-1953
Science Home Learning
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Our Science Ethos & Aims
In Science we aim for all children to become confident scientists, actively participating in learning through a hands-on investigative approach to science. They feel confident to take risks and ask questions to encourage their natural curiosity of the world around them.
The aims of science are to enable children to:
- ask and answer scientific questions;
- plan and carry out scientific investigations using equipment, including computers correctly;
- know and understand the life processes of living things;
- know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces;
- know about the nature of the solar system, including earth;
- evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.
- Understand science in everyday life – how it impacts on our world and how jobs use science.
In EYFS Science is taught through investigation and observation as an integral part of the Early Learning Goal ‘The World’. In Years 1 to 6, our long-term plans have been arranged into a two year rolling programme for Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2, and Upper Key Stage 2. Units can be taught in any order within the given academic year. Science may be part of cross-curricular topic work, but is often taught discretely as a focus science week each half term. The outdoor environment is used at every appropriate opportunity. In September 2019 we were delighted to be awarded the prestigious Primacy Science Quality Mark Award which recognises commitment, expertise and quality in science teaching, learning and leadership within a school.
Please see the long-term overview for each tier group for more information about the topics covered in each year.
Primary Science Quality Mark
In September we were delighted to hear the news that we had been successful in our endeavours to achieve the Primary Science Quality Mark Award. This is a nationally recognised award led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. The award celebrates a commitment to raise the profile of Science in primary schools and excellence in Science teaching and learning. The pupils and staff have worked incredibly hard to demonstrate the quality of teaching and learning in Science at Greenside and their efforts and expertise have been recognised with the achievement of this award. Our Greenside pupils have a real love of not only Science but all STEM subjects. We are looking forward to further developing the subject across school to ensure the best learning opportunities for our pupils.