We strive to develop a love of science and to broaden the children’s scientific view of the world around them through the processes and strategies of investigation and discovery.
At Prince of Wales, we aim to generate real interest in science and to develop scientific knowledge and investigative skills. Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum and all pupils are involved in some science activity each week. Pupils are taught essential aspects of scientific knowledge and understanding, processes and methods of science, enabling them to understand the implications of science today and for the future.
Spoken language and collaborative learning is highly valued throughout science lessons, as this not only encourages children to explore scientific vocabulary but also share and develop their ideas with others. They are encouraged to hypothesise, experiment to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, analyse causes and draw conclusions.
Our school newsletter has a regular feature linked to the science curriculum – Science Corner. Each week one year group allows us a glimpse of just some of the engaging activities that our children are participating in.
Subject Leader – Science
What do our children learn?
From Years 1 – 6 the children at Prince of Wales mainly follow a programme of work published by Collins, called Snap Science. Here is a summary of the work covered:
|Year Group||Topics||Our Changing World – summary|
|1||Looking at Animals
Using Our Senses
|Observing leaves, plants and flowers over time (Plants)
Observing animals in the local environment (Animal Antics)
Effect of the changing seasons (Sensing Seasons)
|2||What is in your habitat?
The Apprentice Gardener
Materials: Good Choices
Materials: Shaping Up
|3||How does your garden grow?
Can you see me?
The Power of Forces
|Local leaves, seeds, berries and insects through the year.|
|4||In a State
Where does all the food go?
Who am I?
|Classifying trees and flowers|
|5||Circle of Life
Reproduction in plants and animals
Feel the Force
The Earth and Beyond
|Plant reproduction in our local area|
Danger! Low Voltage
Light up Your World
|How does our local Wetlands area change at different times of the year?
How does the number, type and behaviour of local birds change during the year?