As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.
Miss H Knowles and Miss Y Dyke have curriculum responsibility for science and can be contacted if you require further information.
Please contact the school office for further details.
At Elston Hall Primary School our vision for science is to provide a curriculum which offers the children the opportunity to explore the world so that they have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live. We aim to nurture children’s curiosity through practical experiences that inspire questions and inquiry. Our children will be life-long learners who continue to have an active role in science.
Science is all around us and is an important part of our daily life.
We are encouraging children to think scientifically about the world around them in a fun and engaging way.
To support our children to do this we will be providing a range of practical investigations and key facts to discuss, on the newsletter and school website, for you to complete at home.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Principles of Science
Year 3 have had an exciting delivery. We have received 5 caterpillars in a pot, to look after. We are keeping a close watch, and doing lots of research to find out all about caring for them.
Shannon has written our first diary entry, we will update every few days.
"The caterpillars had grown a bit bigger and there were more bits at the bottom. 4 of them were at the top 1 of them was at the bottom, lying down in a web."
On Thursday 15th March, Year 3 became Scientists for the day at the Big Bang Science Fair, at the NEC in Birmingham.
We always love being hands-on in our Science lessons, so this day was a fabulous opportunity for Year 3 to try new things and aspire to many different Science based careers. We couldn't believe how many different kinds of Science we saw! Activities that day included carefully controlling robots, looking at the best conditions for seed growth, exploring flooding using forces and energy and making hovercraft out of everyday things. We loved seeing the RAF jet and JCB diggers up close - they were huge!
The day was full of challenges such as building a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti, lighting up a circuit successfully and creating a racing car to race against friends. We all had a wonderfully busy and inspiring day and look forward to putting our Science knowledge to good use in our future learning. Thank you to Miss Knowles for organising the tickets for us!
Children in reception were set a challenge to see how they could get toy animals out of ice.
Children could identify how the ice was formed and the best ways that they could collect the animals from the ice. The children identified that the ice could be broken or could be melted by making it warmer.
They put the ice in different places and found out that the best place for the ice to melt was near the radiator as this place melted the ice the quickest.
Children in year 1 visited the Thinktank in Birmingham. They learnt all about the five senses by playing lots of fun activities and challenges throughout the museum. They found out that even though we may not look the same on the outside, the insides of our body are the same. The children learnt about the roles of different organs and were shocked to find out how long intestines are! It was fun finding out about hearts and what happens to them when people exercise. The children enjoyed being doctors ands listening to their friend's heart beating. They were beating a lot faster after exercise! Outside in the Science garden year 1 were able to explore, they had a great time learning about forces and how things move. The visit certainly enhanced their learning in the classroom.
Children in Year 1 testing whether materials are waterproof.
Children in Year 2 have been learning all about living things. Children have been sorting and classifying objects into groups; living, never been alive and dead.
Children in Year 3 are currently learning about rocks and soil. Children have been sorting and classifying different rocks and then investigating the properties of these rocks to explore which would make the best roof tile for a house.
Children in Year 5 have been learning all about forces and the famous scientist Isaac Newton. Children have been investigating the link between mass and weight and the connection to gravity as a force. Children worked in groups to measure weight and mass of a range of everyday objects.