Vision: For children to show a passion for Science and a curiosity for learning about the world around them through an exciting, engaging and challenging curriculum.
FROM THE CHILDREN:
"My favourite part or science was floating and sinking, I find something out that was good. The sponge sinked because it filled up with water." Orion, Year 1
"We have to look after ur planet and not chop down trees, make paper a different way. I can recycle, that's slowing down global warming." Grayson, Year 1
"I liked finding out what material I could squeeze, bend and stretch. I remember in reception we did exploding with coke bottles." Connie, Year 2
"I liked learning about rocks. We looked at sedimentary rocks and we created layers with sweets so we could see the types of layers. You know when lava cools down, it creates igneous rocks." Freddie, Year 3
FROM THE SCIENCE CO-ORDINATOR:
Hello, I am Miss Beale, the science co-ordinator at Folly View Primary School. I am passionate about leading science in our school and want our children to leave us being independent learners, resilient and full of questions to learn more. Science encourages critical thinking and problem solving which children can use both in, and out of the classroom. Science supports children's understanding of this huge and magnificent world around them.
Science Long Term Planning
At Folly View Primary we recognise and understand the importance of Science in everyday life and the need for lessons to have a skill-based focus, where the knowledge can be taught through this. It will develop and build on the natural curiosity of children, and encourage respect and appreciation of the natural world, for both the living and non-living. It is our intention that the teaching and learning provided develops the key knowledge and shows progression across the school within the strands of Science. Children will acquire and develop the application of scientific skills to ensure that they can apply these when using equipment, carrying out experiments, explaining key concepts whilst being able to reason scientifically, ask questions, explain processes and build on their own curiosity. We aim to immerse children in scientific language and vocabulary, which not only aids children’s knowledge and understanding of the topic, but also of the world around them. It is our intention that children retain the knowledge that is pertinent to Science which also has a real-life context. Where possible, we extend children’s learning through the use of our locality and promote a healthy lifestyle. We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum that we provide as well as the desirable learning behaviours encouraged by our Learning Muscles, will give children the motivation, excitement and determination to continue to further develop their skills in the next stage of their education. We hope to prepare our children for this ever growing and changing scientific and technological world in which they live.
Impact - Learning in Action
The aim is not solely to give children the knowledge they need to succeed now, but also for what comes next. Children should be ready to move onto the next stages of their education. Through science we continue to develop children's natural curiosity, respect and appreciation of the world and all of its phenomena. Children are engaged and show enjoyment in their learning of science, as well as challenged by the learning taking place. This is demonstrated in a variety of ways including; displays, children's work, pupil voice, observations and photos. Take a look at some of the things we get up to in science below:
Children across the KS1 and KS2 worked really hard on their science fair investigations and creating their exhibitions. Each year chose what their investigations would be based on as long as it linked to being green. Winners were picked from each class and then final winners from each key stage.The overall winners chosen attended the science fair at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. Once there, children had the opportunity to work with some KS3 children on a variety of science investigations, take part in in a WOW investigation related to Space, watch a live demonstration using liquid nitrogen and of course present there exhibitions to the judges.
Take a look below....