Science

Here at Leagrave Primary School, we make Science lessons practical and engaging  for our children. The Principles of Science underpin our planning and teaching of Science across the school. These ensure that children can generate their own questions, lead their own science investigations and use scientific language to explain what their findings.

A range of topics are covered across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The National Curriculum states that children should be given the opportunity to work scientifically and investigate through practical activities to make discoveries of their own about Science.

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The Principles of Science

  • Lessons are interactive and practical
  • There is evidence of progression in working scientifically
  • Children have the independence to question, explore and make discoveries
  • Children have access to high quality resources
  • Children feel confident and supported when making their own decisions, taking appropriate risks and developing their problem solving skills
  • New learning is linked to real life situations
  • Children are excited, engaged, motivated and curious

A range of topics are covered across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The National Curriculum states that children should be given the opportunity to work scientifically and investigate through practical activities to make discoveries of their own about Science.. Through this, children will develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding. Children will have the opportunity to plan experiments, look at their findings and from this decide what to investigate next.

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Topics

  • Animals, Including Humans
  • Everyday Materials/ Properties and Changes of Materials
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Living Things and Their Habitats
  • Plants
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Sound
  • Magnets and Forces
  • Earth and Space
  • Evolution and Inheritance

PSQM Silver Award

Everybody has worked very hard across the school to achieve the PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark) Silver Award. PSQM aims to celebrate and develop the profile of Science in Primary Schools.

As a school, we looked at increasing the range and quality of teaching and learning across the school. In order to do this, we worked collaboratively to share good teaching and raise the profile of Science. Some examples of the work we have done can be seen below.

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Science Club at Leagrave is a club where we do crazy experiments and tests. The best thing about Science Club is getting to research our own experiments that are trending at the moment. Everyone is committed and puts in the hard work. I think Science Club could be better if more people participate. – Year 6 Science Ambassador
The good thing about Science Club is when we get to do fun things with our friends and the great teacher (Miss Monaghan) we get to do it with. In our fantastic Science Club we choose the experiments that we do and write these up in our Science books. We always keep the experiment a fair test. The good thing is at the end when we know we have accomplished something. I think that Science Club would be better if there were more ambassadors so that we can educate more people – Year 5 Science Ambassador

Science Club

As a leader of Science, Miss Monaghan runs a Science Club every other Monday. One child from each class in Key Stage 2 attend and we do lots of fun experiments. We write up our experiments and aim to use scientific language to explain our findings.

The representatives from each class were made Science Ambassadors. Their role is to raise the profile of Science in their class and work alongside children to model how to work scientifically. Children enjoy coming to the club and this is what two of them had to say:

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