As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.

 For the National Curriculum Science Programme of Study  CLICK HERE

         Science Policy

Mrs M Kilpatrick has curriculum responsibility for science and  can be contacted if you require further information.
Please contact the school office for further details.

Our Vision

At Edward the Elder Primary School our vision for science is to provide a curriculum which offers the children the opportunity to explore the world so that they have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.  We aim to nurture children’s curiosity through practical experiences that inspire questions and inquiry. Our children will be life-long learners who continue to have an active role in science.

Science is all around us and is an important part of our daily life.
We are encouraging children to think scientifically about the world around them in a fun and engaging way. 

Science Learning

September 2019

Year 3 were a little confused after lunch as some ice blocks had been left in their classroom.
Some observant members of our class noticed that paper was trapped inside the ice! The children discussed how the ice could be melted quickly and they then investigated the different ways.
Eventually all the ice melted and the children discovered that the paper was actually clues to their learning!
Year 3 are very excited to find out how the clues all link to each other.

 

July 2019

Science Week in Early Years Reception pupils had a fabulous time during Science Week!  We explored lots of different scientific skills using the theme of ‘Dinosaurs’.  We froze and melted dinosaurs in ice, explored and made our own fossils, looked for dinosaur bones and explored dinosaur metals and magnets. We had fun making Science projects and even set off a miniature volcano outdoors! Well done Alanna  for winning our Science Project award with  ‘How do fish breathe under water?’

  

 

  

Nursery pupils had a fabulous time during Science Week!  We explored lots of different things including ice and melting, decaying food and growing plants. We had fun making Science projects with our older brothers and sisters and even won prizes!

  

 

June 2019

Science Week Merit winners for their outstanding efforts.

Year 3 had an amazing time asking and answering a range of questions during their science week.

Throughout the week they have investigated many questions including - How do shadows change? What happens to the water in a vase full of flowers? As well as also exploring chemical reactions and the affect of temperature on a liquid.

  

  

  

  

May 2019

The children in Nursery and Reception found out so much about animals, habitats and lifecycles by watching their caterpillars change into butterflies!  They grew from the tiniest baby caterpillars into long, fat and hairy ones as they were so greedy!  They made their cocoons and slept in there for about 2 weeks.
When they came out they were beautiful butterflies!  We fed them fruit, flowers and sugared water and then released them into their natural habitat so that they can lay more butterfly eggs.
What a super adventure!

  

  

 

The children in Early Years have taken part in ‘The Living Eggs’ scheme as part of our Science learning relating to animals, habitats and life cycles.  Our eggs were delivered in their incubator as we returned from our Easter break.  After two or three days they began to hatch!! Everyone is school was so excited and our classroom was full of both children and adults for the whole week!
9 eggs hatched (5 boys and 4 girls) and we had the responsibility of taking care of our chicks for ten days…this included feeding and cleaning them. We were amazed to watch them grow and change and found out so much about life cycles. Year 6 made fact files and power points which they shared with both Nursery and Reception.
What a fantastic experience!

   

 

 

November 2018

 

 

Year 6 making shadow puppets as part of their light topic in science.

September 2018

Year 3 have been having fun with their science learning.

They explored making their own skeletons using twigs and sticks in the outdoors. They then compared their creations with an actual skeleton, before moving on to naming the different bones.

 

  

July 2018 Year 1 Erupting Volcanoes

  

  

  

 

Severn Trent Visit May 2018

Severn Trent visited us to talk to the children about saving water. As well as the water cycle - how it gets to our taps as clean water!

Early Years

During the Summer term the children in Early Years have been learning about growing plants and animals, habitats and lifecycles. We have planted seeds and watched them grow and observed and cared for lots of different animals and creatures. We have enjoyed Minibeast Hunts during Forest School and helped to develop our Sensory Garden by growing plants and vegetables.

   

  

We were also learning about ‘Life Cycles and Habitats’ during our theme ‘If You Go Down to the Woods’. We watched our caterpillars grow, build a chrysalis and change into a beautiful butterfly. We sang them a song as we set them free. We watched our baby frogs change from tadpoles to froglets. We put them back into their natural habitat to continue their life cycle.

   

  

  

During the Spring term the children in Early Years were learning about materials and forces during our theme ‘In the Toybox’. We enjoyed so many investigations and explored so many different materials. We built and tested bridges, investigated ramps, explored floating and sinking and sorted materials/metals using magnets. We explored different ways of using air to move things and made and tested paper paper aeroplanes. We developed the skills to observe, make predictions, carry out tests and discuss all our findings.

  

  

  

 Year 1 Testing Properties of Materials

 Year 1  Senses Investigations

Smell

 

 

Taste