Science

Science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills which provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills to develop a scientific view of the world.

This Term we will be doing a lot of experimenting. This means lots of hands on experiences paired with procedure and practical report writing. We will be getting the students to ask their own questions and then complete investigations to find their own answers and draw their own conclusions.

Students will learn about "fair" and "unfair" tests as well as "variables" and "constants" in experiments.

We have an expo planned for next term (science week) showcasing the students' work in science so towards the end of term 2, this will be a major focus.

We have many fun experiments planned for this term including bath fizzers, melting ice, creating gases and testing different types of fabrics and thinking about their uses.

Term 3 Overview - Earth & Space Sciences

This term we are looking at Earth and Space sciences. This covers a variety of topics including looking at how the earth changes, night and day, the planets, extreme weather events, seasons and eclipses.

Students will be participating in lots of hands on experiences which explore these topics. We will getting the students to focus on asking questions and then exploring and researching to find some answers.

The two year 5/6 classes and the two year 6/7 classes will be organising and running a science expo in week 4 (17th August). Students have been asked to form a question and then present their research and findings to the rest of the school. They will be actively engaging with visitors to the expo and sharing their learning.

The garden is beginning to produce some yummy vegetables and herbs! Nurturing and looking after our garden will continue to be a focus.

Reception: Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life

Year 1: Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape

Year 2: Earth's resources are used in a variety of ways

Year 3: Earth's rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day

Year 4: Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity

Year 5: The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)

Year 6: Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth's surface

Year 7: Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques