Science is taught throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6. Each year group covers a range of science topics throughout the academic year. Pupils enjoy learning about scientific concepts through investigation. As our ICT resources are so vast, we are also able to combine science with ICT. Children use data loggers to take sensor readings, which can then be used to create accurate charts and graphs.
One of the features of Science teaching at Gorsemoor is the annual Science Week. Each year we put aside the afternoons for children and teachers to explore aspects of Science that interest them. In previous years we have invited the Quantum Theatre group to perform a show to both key stages. The theme for each year is announced by the British Science Association.
Science helps us with numeracy — with graphs, tables and charts.
Experiments are fun and exciting. You learn without realising.
You can compare your predictions with your friends, then you find out if it is true or not.
I like finding out about things, you learn and have fun at the same time.
One day, I wondered what I should use to mop the floor before Mum notices I’ve spilt my drink—a couple of weeks ago in science I found out it was kitchen paper.
We like finding the answers ourselves by doing it!
We didn’t know sand was a solid—we thought it was a liquid because it was runny and dripped through your hand. We found out playing a game on Education City it was only a solid.
The teachers help us understand things better by explaining what we think to Benny (our puppet). He thinks toads are just frogs that eat too many chips!
Experiments are fun—you can stick at them and learn something new.
I like learning about interesting and unusual things.
We work as a team to find the answers.
We do lots of experiments — they’re fascinating and fun!
I liked testing cars when we were doing forces.
Sometimes we help each other understand by talking to each other in our language.
These are some of the comments made by our pupils about SCIENCE.
Year 6 as Trainee Crime Scene Investigators 2013
KS2 Science display board, in the corridor by Year 5.
Year 6 investigating irreversible changes 2105
Animal Antics 2015
KS2 at Kingsmead for a special afternoon of science.
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