At St Nicholas Primary School we endeavour to teach a broad and balanced science curriculum in all classes. Being a mixed year group setting, we review and plan science topics each year to enable that our children have complete access to the Science National Curriculum. A link to an overview of this year’s science topics is below. Both Key Stages are taught a mixture of biology, chemistry and physics concepts throughout the year.
Our children are encouraged to develop their creativity and curiosity. Our science teaching openly welcomes the children’s own ideas and scientific questions and whole lessons can be planned off the back of this. We are very fortunate at our school to be surrounded by a variety of habitats and environments; including the Bourne River and our school’s several environmental areas. All of our classes utilise these surroundings regularly throughout the year; whether it is to observe the changes in the seasons or to carry out air resistance investigations using parachutes!
We, as a school, strive to include science across the curriculum and outside of school. We have links with the scientific industries in our area and have regular visits from local Scientists to enrich our children’s science learning. In the last few years we have also been awarded the Bronze Award for the Primary Science Quality Mark.
We like science because we learn about germs on our hands. We do lots of different things in science like playing with magnets and making torches. It is really fun!
James and Ruben Year 6
Activities in science makes our learning easier and clearer. We like it when we go outside and look at things.
Eleanor and Eloise Year 4
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