We promote a love for Science through our engaging and pupil-centred topics. Children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observing, planning and investigating as well as questioning the world around them to become conscientious and independent scientific learners. They acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes, as well as an understanding of Science in everyday life. All topics are linked to the National Curriculum. Current topics, such as climate change and global warming enhance engagement, enthusiasm and an independent drive for scientific learning; progressing our children into future scientific leaders.
At Star, our children are encouraged to achieve their potential and progress with confidence to the next phase of their scientific education through our curriculum.
Science is taught on a weekly basis for an hour in KS1 and up to two hours in KS2.
A progressive approach to teaching ensures that lessons build on prior learning and provide opportunities for guided and independent practice.
Snap Science supports quality first teaching through carefully planned units of work, resulting in children embarking on exciting and scientific learning journeys.
They also carry out investigative lessons in two stages (planning and investigating).
Scientific drawing skills are developed from KS1 through observational drawings to sophisticated labelled diagrams in KS2 and use specific Scientific vocabulary.
We are passionate about offering additional scientific experiences through handling scientific objects including animals, driving their own investigations, as well as exciting investigative science clubs.
Our children ask ‘big questions’ and can independently conduct investigations. Our topics are relevant and stimulate children to consider the world in which they live and their impact on the environment around them. Our Science Ambassadors and Eco Warriors drive a passion for Science across the school. Star children are confident in their Scientific skills, conscientious in their questioning and are enthusiastic aspiring Scientists.
In the Autumn Term The Science Team ran a competition called Science in my Kitchen inviting children to conduct their very own science experiments in their home kitchens. We were overwhelmed with the response from Nursery to Year 6 and had a very tough job judging the competition. Well done to all children who took part, you are all fantastic scientists!
Here you will find a selection of some super scientific investigations.