At Walton on the Hill Primary School we view Science as an integral part of the core curriculum. Beginning at Foundation Stage, children will be learning about the world they live in through their own exploration and observations they will predict, think and talk about scientific ideas. In KS1 and up into KS2 each year group has a designated weekly Science lesson where the aims, taken from the National Curriculum are to:
As a staff we are working together to plan lessons that are practical and child-led so that the children are engaged and motivated in their learning.
Last year we held a successful Science Week on the theme of Journeys; there was a buzzing atmosphere around the school and many different areas of science were taught from forces to chemical changes to states of matter and animals. In addition we tried to include engineering activities such as tunnel & bridge building, marble runs and rafts. Quality work was produced from these memorable experiences and a display was put together to showcase it all.
This year we are looking to develop our assessment of Science and to make deeper links between Science and Maths and Science and English. The staff will be participating in training within these areas from the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Please see the Science Leader Action Plan below