Great Smeaton Academy Primary School

Science

 

 

“Science is a way of understanding the universe, and ourselves, better than we ever thought possible.” – Michio Kaku

 

 

At Great Smeaton, we regard Science as an integral part of life, learning and growth. We aim for children to develop a passion for scientific enquiry so that they develop deeper understanding about our world and the wider universe. This includes an appreciation of the ways in which science influences and impacts us across both time and place.

Science in our school is about developing children’s curiosity and ideas through exploration and investigation. Pupils are empowered to ask and answer open-ended questions, investigate, take risks and problem solve.

Our intent for Science is underpinned by our curriculum drivers and based around three broad areas: Knowing (Intellectual),  Being (social & emotional) and doing (practical).

 Science Intent.pdf

 

The age-related requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 in Science are met through a rotating programme of scientific themes to ensure children learn through Scientific Enquiry and Working Scientifically at an appropriate level.

 

Useful Websites:

Science at primary school: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/science-at-primary-school/

Links for Children and Parents

Science Kids https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

Woodlands Trust https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/01/conservation-for-kids/

KS1 Science guides and clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

KS2 Science guides and clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

National Geographic for kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover

Nasa kids https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

 

Games and Apps

The children’s university of Manchester http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/

The Science Museum https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps