Class 2: Y1Y2 Science Term 3
Class 2, as part of their science work, have had lessons on experiencing the five senses of seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting and touching. Touching new textures or tasting unusual foods caused great excitement. Impressively, by the end of the sessions, children were able to use words such as ‘pungent’ to describe certain odours that they had smelt.
Science At Blakesley CE
At Blakesley CE Primary School, we believe that science should inspire and excite children. The curriculum should foster their curiosity and encourage them to ask questions about the world around them. Children should be provided with the necessary knowledge skills and understanding to investigate and develop their comprehension of a world that is ever increasingly lead by science and technology. Science should develop the children’s commitment to caring about, and improving the environment and planet Earth itself.
Our science lessons are always led with a focus on a specific scientific skill. Through these skills, scientific knowledge is built upon and discovered. This is how working scientifically has clear and consistent coverage throughout the year groups.
We build upon the knowledge and skill development of the previous years. As the children’s knowledge and understanding increases, and they become more proficient in selecting and using scientific equipment, collating and interpreting results, they become increasingly confident in their growing ability to come to conclusions based on real evidence.
Teachers demonstrate how to use scientific equipment, and the various Working Scientifically skills in order to embed scientific understanding. Teachers find opportunities to develop children’s understanding of their surroundings by also accessing outdoor learning. Teacher planning will incorporate cross curricular opportunities for pupils. Other curriculum subjects are closely linked with Science as children use skills in these subjects to demonstrate and communicate what they have learnt.
Children are offered a wide range of trips, visitors and extra-curricular activities to complement and broaden the curriculum. These are purposeful and link with the knowledge being taught in class. Events, such as Science Week, provide broader provision plus extend the opportunity for the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills.