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Subject Leader : Mr Finklaire

 

Science Vision Statement.

At Hatch Warren Junior School we recognise the vital role that science plays in our everyday lives and helping to develop the world we live in. Through the delivery of practical, engaging scientific investigation the children will pursue their natural curiosity and develop a love of enquiry. We will foster their enthusiasm to question the physical and living world, propose their own hypotheses and develop their own tests.  

They will experience and investigate scientific phenomena, in a range of contexts, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our children will be encouraged to:

  • Ask questions.

  • Take risks.

  • Make and learn from mistakes in a safe environment.
  • Acquire and apply core skills which equip them for an ever-changing world.

 

Through an implicit love of enquiry our children will learn to plan scientifically fair tests. Wherever possible science will be taught through real life experiences promoting curiosity and engagement

Children will develop confidence in planning, (including consideration of variables) and collaboratively record their findings in a variety of ways including with the use of ICT. They will draw reasoned conclusions about what they notice and will independently question their findings. Where needed they will test further and modify their experiments.

Children will therefore build a clearer understanding of the physical and natural world around them, recognising the essential concepts of physics, chemistry and biology. They will gain familiarity with and use the appropriate related technical vocabulary.

Whenever pertinent, links will be made to the maths and literacy curriculums. (E.g. creating and analysing graphs, writing explanatory texts.)

They will be inspired to investigate and learn about established scientific facts and theories, keep up to date with current developments in science and recognise the importance and place of science in their world.

Subject Overview

Science Policy

Science Week

Science Week 1 Tricking our eyes to make our partner disappear.
Science Week 2 Testing properties of materials
Science Week 3 Weighing a balloon.
Science Week 4 Taking our pulse.
Science Week 5 Working with liquids

Trip to The Science Centre at Queen Mary's College.

Trip to The Science Centre at Queen Mary's College.  1 Reflecting light.
Trip to The Science Centre at Queen Mary's College.  2 Refracting light.
Trip to The Science Centre at Queen Mary's College.  3 Light rays being refracted through perspex.
Trip to The Science Centre at Queen Mary's College.  4 Testing a prediction.
Trip to The Science Centre at Queen Mary's College.  5 Making a light maze using mirrors.
Trip to The Science Centre at Queen Mary's College.  6
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