At St George’s we understand science is a core subject in the primary curriculum and is fundamental for their understanding of the world around them.
Our school follows the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science. The curriculum content is delivered through the statutory topics, which also ensure that children develop the necessary skills and language to meet the criteria for ‘Working Scientifically’. The programme sets out specifically, the topics and skills to be taught in Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.
For more information on the National Curriculum for Science please follow the link below.
We teach science creatively and wherever possible take a practical approach to engage children in hands on learning. We teach using the full range of enquiry types, which ensures that our children develop transferable skills that link to learning across the range of primary subjects. We encourage children to be inquisitive, make links and pose questions in order to begin to understand the implications and uses of science now and in the future.
As part of our enrichment afternoons we also have an Eco Club who work hard to make our school environmentally friendly. The have recently bee making sure the birds have been well fed over winter and collecting waste plate to make eco bricks.
British Science Week
Children across school have been taking part in scientific activities both in school and at scientific areas of interest in the community.
Children in EYFS have been learning about spring using plants, bulbs and flowers. They have made their own pictures and used milk to look at the amazing colours they could see.
Across school the children had the chance to cyanotype photography, the oldest form of photography. They created their image and then transferred it to the cyanotype photography paper. It was a rather cloudy day but around half an hour later the children could see that the paper around their image had turned from green to blue.
Year 4/5 have been getting to know themselves inside and out!
They have been learning about their skeletons and muscles as part of their Sports topic.
Here’s a small selection of the fantastic pieces they created to display.
We’ve been exploring the weather in Early Years. We found some beautiful patterns outside.
What has happened to our water?
May your Christmas be Merry, Bright and ….. Green!
Look at our wonderful recycling themed Christmas Tree made by the children for the Christmas Tree Festival.
The children were able to use their knowledge of materials and the environment to produce decorations made from recycled resources.
Action against Climate Change
As a school we understand the importance of looking after our planet and by making just small changes we can help to look after the Earth for generations to come.
After a very informative worship about the impact of climate change we made a pledge as a school to try and make a small change at home that will help our planet, things such as walking to school each day, having nights where we don’t watch the television and making sure we recycle are some of the great ideas the children generated.