Science

 

 

Statement of Intent

At Barley Mow Primary, we believe that science enables childrem to develop a deep understanding of the world around them and their place in it. We want to inspire our children to pursue their natural curiosity and create inquisitive learners, who are confident in questioning and understanding the world around them. We want our pupils to reflect on their findings, make mistakes and learn from them all the while acquiring and applying core skills which will equip them for an ever-changing world.

Our science curriculum broadens the children’s understanding of what science is, how it links with the wider world and the opportunities it holds for their future.

We do this by:

  • Exploring science with all children on a weekly basis, including the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, with topics drawn from the National Curriculum 2014.
  • regularly including investigations that embed the “Working Scientifically” strand of the National Curriculum.
  • Creating lessons that foster a love and wonder of science.
  • Showcasing a broad range of science careers to demonstrate the real world application of science.

Science National Curriculum

Science Long Term Plan

Science Policy

 

Grow your own potatoes!

Year 1 have enjoyed taking part in the ’Grow your own potatoes’ project. First, we had to chit the seed potatoes which involved leaving them on a sunny windowsill for 2 weeks. Then, we planted them and left them to grow for 12 weeks. Yesterday, we finally harvested...

Year 5 Science Workshop at Northumbria University

On Thursday 4th July, Year 5 enjoyed a visit to Northumbria University. Our day started with group challenges, where we had to use a variety of skills to build structures using “octons”. We then met students currently studying at the university and toured the campus....

Parks, Beaches and Holidays!

In Nursery we have currently been learning about ‘holidays, beaches and parks’. To start off this unit we all brought in pictures from our adventures to these places. We loved sharing news in circle time with our friends about what we had been doing with our families....

Habitat Heroes

Year 3 had a workshop led by staff from The Royal Horticultural Society. The children discussed habitats and what creatures we might find outdoors. The children went outside and picked an animal before taking a photograph of a possible habitat. They discussed what...

Super Scientists

Year 2 had an amazing time at 'The Centre of Life'. We became scientists for the day in a real laboratory! We discovered how scientists use their senses to study chemicals. It was fascinating observing what happened in each experiment. We used lots of scientific...

Restart a Heart

The children in Year 6 took part in a workshop called ‘Restart a Heart’, which has been created in collaboration between the Newcastle United Foundation and the North East Ambulance Service. Within the workshop, the children showed that they know which number they...

Gibside

Reception had the most amazing time outdoors at Gibside today. We started our day at the walled garden, on a mini-beast hunt. We explored the grounds and found spiders, ladybirds, worms and more using our magnifying glasses and pots to observe them closer. Reception...

Mad about Mini-beasts.

Reception have had such a busy couple of weeks, learning about mini-beasts. We made different types of mini-beast art ,which includes using our cutting and sticking skills to make collages like the artist Henry Matisse, which we have previously learnt about. We made...

Learning about mini-beasts

Nursery have loved learning about mini- beasts this term. We have been looking at where mini-beats live and what they like to eat. We couldn’t believe worms eat mud! We have been practicing moving our bodies like different bugs and searching for mini- beasts in our...

The Wildlife Trust Visit Nursery

Nursery have had a wonderful morning working with the Wildlife Trust who came to visit us. Alex from the Wildlife Trust spoke to us all about mini-beasts! We were able look at pictures of different types of mini-beasts, some of them we had never seen before! We...