Science Curriculum Page
Our next science event will be a whole school science day in the week beginning 20th May
At Kestrels' Field, we believe that science is a subject which allows us to become explorers, investigators and inventors.
We will learn about the world by asking questions, conducting investigations, working outdoors and using hands-on, enquiry based learning.
Children will learn to work scientifically by observing, identifying, classifying, predicting, reasoning and problem-solving.
What are we learning?
Please see the programme of study for each year group to see what we will be learning this year!
Our approach to science
This year, we have adopted an enquiry-based approach to science. We will be focussing on five key enquiry types during science lessons, which include:
- Observing over time
- Pattern seeking
- Identifying and classifying
- Fair and comparative testing
- Research using secondary resources
Through using these key areas, children will be able to ask and answer their own questions by exploring the world around them. The enquiry types will allow children to find links between their learning and real-life experiences, as well as allowing us to link science to other areas of our curriculum.
Some children have used drama in their science lessons as a way to support the fact-files they were creating for our new KS2 library.
Science Competition Winners!
In February, we launched a science competition to design 'Science Superheroes' for each new enquiry type. There were so many amazing entries, which made the judging process incredibly hard indeed!
Here are the KS1 winners:
Here are the KS2 winners:
Polar Exploration Programme
We have been lucky enough to take part in the Polar Exploration Programme this year. We have been lucky enough to work with Simon Wright, a deck engineer on the RSS Sir David Attenborough, who came into school to work with us on our Polar Day in December. Each year group carried out a different investigation to learn about how animals and humans can survive in the extreme temperatures of the Antarctic.
Simon has also been working with Year 6 to launch our STEM based creative project. We will be designing clothing suitable for survival in the polar regions.
After School Clubs
Following on from the success of the KS2 science clubs, we have now offered these to KS1 as well. They are proving to be very popular and children love the investigations that they can take part in.
If you are interested in taking part in the science club, places will be offered again at the end of each term.
Science in action!
Here is a selection of our science learning in school. We have done everything from gardening and learning about how things grow, to building circuits, exploring light sources and how shadows are made, to dissecting lamb hearts!