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Science at Rosehill

 

Science for children at Rosehill Infants School means exploring, discovering and investigating. We aim to provide the children with a scientific knowledge base whilst asking questions, making predictions and then testing them in order to discover more about the world around them.

Children at Rosehill have a natural curiosity about the environment and we build on this through providing exciting

 and engaging lessons. These activities help children gather the experience they need to understand the world in which we live. Children engage in practical investigations linked to our topic work. They develop the skills of observing and recording information accurately. The principles of prediction and fair testing are also introduced. We are very fortunate to have the grounds  of Arboretum Park including a pond and a gardening area to enrich our studies.

 

Mrs Rafique and Mrs Wheeler are the science coordinators.

Science in the Foundation Stage

 

Science will be a key part of the curriculum for your child's entire school career. At Rosehill we get them off to a flying start in the Foundation Stage. Science is introduced indirectly through activities that encourage your child to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world around them. It's called 'Understanding of the world'. Early Years science also helps children with skills in other Foundation Stage areas of the national curriculum.

Understanding of the world

 

Children explore creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments. They observe and manipulate objects and materials to identify differences and similarities. For example, they may look at an egg whisk, sand, paper and water to learn bout things that are natural and manmade and their different functions. Children also learn to use their senses, feeling dough or listening to sounds in the environment, such as sirens or farm animals. 

Your child will be encouraged to ask questions about why things happen and how things work, they might open a mechanical toy to see how it works. They will also be asked questions about what they think will happen.

Nursery children having some Science fun........

Science in key stage 1

 

Working scientifically underpins all learning- it is a continual approach in all science units. During years 1 and 2, pupils are taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills.

 

  • asking simple questions and recognising they can be answered in different ways
  • observing closely, using simple equipment
  • performing simple equipment
  • identifying and classifying
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

 

Below is an overview of the expected coverage of science in Key Stage 1.

The units are not prescript and can be taught in any order during the year.

 

 

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Year 1

Working Scientifically

(continual)

Plants

Animals including humans

Everyday materials

Seasonal Changes

Year 2

All living things and their habitats

Plants

Animals including humans

Use of everyday materials

Useful Science websites for children to access from home, some of the content in these websites is also used by staff at the school.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/

The children are provided with many enrichment opportunities as we believe they benefit immensely from these.  They have enjoyed visits from theatre groups who teach science through mini productions such as finding out about space and the planets. The children have also enjoyed learning science from beyond the school grounds, with trips to the farm and the local park. See below for pictures!!

Outdoor learning fun

Science week March 2016....Fun had by all!

At Rosehill we run a yearly science week that is exceedingly popular with children across the whole school. It covers a different area of science and often investigates elements that are not covered by the curriculum.

Science week 2016 was busy week for all, parents, staff and children!!! Children were provided with lots of varied scientific opportunities. We invited 'mad science' into school to carry out some work with the children, they provided fun, interactive learning experiences for all year groups.

 

 

Parents were invited into school to join in with some Science!!!
During this week the children even got the opportunity to do some cross curricular science and PSHE, they took part in space and anti bullying workshops.

Science Week

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