Science at Kirkdale St. Lawrence
Look at how much growth the children have shown in their observational drawings during science week. Well done everyone for showing such determination.
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Well done to everyone who entered our Autumn Science competition. We have all enjoyed looking at your hard work. Thank you also for the support from family members at home to help the children in producing some amazing work.
This years winners are:
Emilia Zientara (year1/2),
Stephen Clarridge (year 5) and
Terri-Marie Lawrenson (year 6)
At Kirkdale St Lawrence, our vision is to provide children with a Science curriculum that enables them to explore and discover the world around them. To accomplish this, we aim to provide lessons rooted in scientific enquiry with practical hands-on experiences that encourage a deeper understanding and curiosity with questioning. We believe it is vital to promote and develop transferrable skills such as observation, communication and team work to evolve the whole child as a lifelong learner. Our objective is to provide lessons which consolidate prior knowledge, encourage deeper understanding and that are rooted in scientific vocabulary.
We use the PLAN assessment documents alongside developing experts to create bespoke lessons so that the children in our school are taught in a way that suits their learning and so that we are meeting all the required national curriculum objectives. The topics covered in each year group are listed below.
EYFS - In the Early Years, Science is covered under the understanding the world development strand. Through play based activities children explore many areas of science including living things, materials and forces.
Useful Science Websites
This gives good explanations of the topics covered at school, with video links, quizzes and games.
This gives information, games, quizzes and practical ideas for different science topics – great for letting your child explore the world.
A series of science games to help your child learn.
If you have a question you can’t find the answer to, this website lets you email a scientist to see if they can help.
Science videos to really challenge the brain (upper KS2).
Some extreme facts about science (the largest, the smallest, the most dangerous, etc…) – upper KS2.
A series of games and activities about looking after our planet.
Ideas for science experiments to be carried out at home.