Scroll down to find out information about how Science is taught at Ormesby and how you can support your child with their learning.
To find out what your child will be learning in each year group throughout the year, please download the Science overviews below:
|Whole School Science Overview||Download|
|Year 1 Science Curriculum||Download|
|Year 2 Science Curriculum||Download|
|Year 3 Science Curriculum||Download|
|Year 4 Science Curriculum||Download|
|Year 5 Science Curriculum||Download|
|Year 6 Science Curriculum||Download|
At Ormesby Primary School we want children to have an enthusiasm for Science. We hope to encourage the children to be inquisitive and for them to think about how they can solve problems. Through the teaching of scientific skills and knowledge the children will develop a good foundation in Science and an aspiration to explore the world around them.
We follow the 2014 National Curriculum for Science and we hope to:
Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills.
Teachers are given the flexibility to teach Science in a way which is purposeful to the children and captures their imagination. We try to give Science a context through cross-curricular topics and links within other subjects, personal experiences and the ever-changing world in which we live. We encourage spontaneous Science learning with links to seasonal changes and current events to capture the children’s interests. To have the greatest impact, Science can be taught regularly each week or may be blocked to allow for in depth learning. Each lesson includes topical knowledge and understanding and the teaching of specific scientific skills.
Children in foundation stage are taught science through the Understanding of the World element of the Early Years Foundation Curriculum. Through carefully planned topic-based activities, they will be encouraged to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding which help them make sense of the world. Activities include a mixture of play, discussion and adult directed activities.
Through high quality teaching and learning, we aim for children to:
Teachers continually track children’s progress against the National Curriculum objectives in both scientific knowledge and understanding and the working scientifically skills. This information helps teachers to plan for future learning and identify children who require support or further challenge.
Parental support - click here to find out how you can support your child at home with Science
Year 5 children are invited to join an after school Science Club and become Ormesby Primary School's Science Ambassadors. The children are given the opportunity to plan and carry out their own extra-curricular Science investigations, meet professional scientists, visit Birmingham for the Big Bang Science Fair and various other exciting opportunities throughout the year.
At Ormesby, we celebrate Science Week each year by having a whole-school Science focus. This year we looked at 'Our diverse planet.'
Watch this space to see what we'll be up to for Science Week 2021...
Find out more at: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/