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‘He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;’ Daniel 2: 21
At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School our vision is to give children a Science curriculum which enables them to acknowledge the relevance of the subject in the world and to make links to their everyday experiences within their locality. To achieve this, opportunities are given to create open-ended questions, investigate using a range of scientific skills and explore the possibilities, incorporate strong mathematical and literacy-based skills, as well as to learn about famous scientists and how their investigatory minds have shaped the world today and will continue to do so. We strive to celebrate the children’s achievements when they use and apply their scientific knowledge and skills to answer a question or solve a problem, by choosing a Scientist of the week. Our intent is to create engaging and interesting lessons for all, which are cross-curricular and build upon prior knowledge so that scientific language can be used confidently and in the correct context.
Our Science Medium Term Planning
Please read through our Science policy:
Below are some useful websites, which may support your child’s Science learning:
We have some more exciting, Science themed, trips and activities booked for this year:
- Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be visiting Leighton Moss on Tuesday 7th May 2024!
Spring 2024 Highlights
Year 1 have been learning about plants, this half term. They were able to describe the parts of a tree and what each feature is for. They applied this knowledge to identify the features of a flower. After looking at two plants, they compared the different features and described the similarities and differences between them.
As part of their Science unit on health, Year 2 learnt about the importance of hygiene…
Year 3 have been learning about skeletons and movement. Here is Sebastian’s model of the human skeleton. He has even labelled the skull, ribcage and femur bones. Can you spot them?
Year 1 have been learning about the season ‘Winter’ and have written a non-chronological report in English. Look at how Noah has used the scientific language of ‘deciduous’ in his report- fantastic cross-curricular learning!
Autumn 2023 Highlights
Have a look at our observation skills across school. You will find the display on the KS2 stairwell.
Year 6 have loved learning about classifying micro-organisms and showing that they are ‘tiny living things.’ We proved this with the micro-organism YEAST.
Year 6 have also learnt about their scientist of the unit: botanists!
Year 1 used their observation skills to observe autumnal changes and use the resources in the woods to create their own habitats for the animals living there.
Summer 2023 Highlights
The digestive system
When Mr Bellhouse brought out a pair of tights, some orange juice, a banana and a pack of digestive biscuits, it’s fair to say there were some confused faces in the Year 4 classroom. However, it soon became apparent what was happening…. they were about to model the digestive system! Enjoy this photo, where you can see a mix of amazement and pure disgust on the children’s faces as they have a go themselves!
Year 2 have been learning all about living things in Science. Here is Leo’s non-chronological report on barn owls that he wrote as part of his English unit. Can you see the fantastic scientific vocabulary he has included? Well done Leo!
Have a look at our pattern seeking skills across school. You will find the display on the KS2 stairwell.