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Science at Belton All Saints

Science Week 

The theme of this year’s Science week was growth. The children in all classes took part in a range of hands on experiments and activities.

The children in the Foundation stage looked at the differences between themselves as babies compared to how they look now and they made baby cress heads with hair that actually grew

The children in year 6 made blood and discussed what the composition of blood is and how these could be represented in their experiment.

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Engineer visit

An important element in our intent is to develop the skills of the children to become life-long learners. We are very lucky to have volunteers who are willing to come into school and share their experiences in a range of STEM subjects. During science week one of our parent’s inspired the children to think about engineering as a possible future career. Mrs Snell shared her expertise in the field of using greener energy to power our homes.

What our pupils said..

"I enjoyed how all the power was made and enjoyed learning about how water can be transmitted into electricity." Leo – year 5

"When coal was used, it made poisonous gasses and now they use biomass  it is much better for the environment." Kai- Year 3

"I enjoyed learning how electricity works and the journey it takes to get to our houses so they can be powered." Pavan- Year 3

Science Curriculum

 

The National Curriculum 2014, aims to ensure that:

High-quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

At Belton All Saint Church of England Primary School, the Science curriculum is taught to all children from Nursery to Year 6. We have tailored our Science curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of all of our children. 

Our Science progression map can be found here: 

The National curriculum programmes of study can be found here: National curriculum in England: science programmes of study - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Science at our School focuses on Scientific enquiry; carrying out tests and experiments, researching, observing, problem solving, grouping and classifying. We deliver this through a well planned and sequenced curriculum that links to our half termly themes. Our whole school topic overview can be found here