Through Science in our school we aim to:
- Encourage the development of positive attitudes to science.
- Deliver the National Curriculum Science orders in ways that are imaginative, purposeful, well controlled and enjoyable, bearing in mind that the new curriculum will lead to further policy changes.
- Help in developing and extending the children’s scientific concept of their world and encouraging them to ask deeper questions about the world around them.
- Deliver clear and accurate teacher explanations and skilful questioning. Providing guidance but at the same time allowing children the freedom to explore as independently as possible.
- Make strong, purposeful links between science and other subjects. Using ICT in a meaningful way to extend their learning (Data Loggers, video, photography, microscopes and telescopes).
- Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
- Enable children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data whilst becoming experts at analysing the data they collect.
- Develop the following skills of investigation – observation, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating and interpreting.
On Monday the 30th November the children at the Bay Church of England Primary School in Sandown took part in a whole school science learning experience day.
As soon as they entered the school in the morning the science began; staff were dressed as nutty professors and they were treated to an assembly with “Professor Stein” who enthused the children with facts and short experiments. After this the children continued the science learning with hands on, practical investigations going on throughout the day. When asked on her thoughts of the day, Anya Poescout Edgerton, a year 6 pupil said “Science day has been exciting because we have done investigations all day! I just found out that bubble wrap insulates better than tin foil.”
At different points throughout the day parents were invited to participate in investigations with their children “It has been a lovely learning experience. Mrs Eglese, a parent at The Bay said “It was lovely seeing my son doing something challenging and using his mind. I would happily come again. A good effort by the school and teachers.”
Miss Stay, Science subject leader thought the day was “A fantastic success! It was wonderful to see children and parents so animated about the learning. I hope to plan more days like this in the future!”