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Ormesby Primary School


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Teeth in Year 4
Gardening in EYFS

Scroll down to find out information about how Science is taught at Ormesby and how you can support your child with their learning.

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To find out what your child will be learning in each year group throughout the year, please download the Science overviews below:

Document Name:Download
Whole School Science OverviewDownload
Year 1 Science CurriculumDownload
Year 2 Science CurriculumDownload
Year 3 Science CurriculumDownload
Year 4 Science CurriculumDownload
Year 5 Science CurriculumDownload
Year 6 Science CurriculumDownload

What Science looks like at Ormesby Primary School:

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:

  • Use the range of opportunities available within the local area to enrich and consolidate the children’s learning.
  • Teach methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought.
  • Encourage the children to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, local, national and global level.

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.

How we teach Science at Ormesby Primary School:

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.

What is the impact of Science at Ormesby Primary School:

Through high quality teaching and learning, we aim for children to:

  • Develop the confidence to be independent and take responsibility for their own learning
  • Achieve age-related expectations as set out by the National Curriculum in both scientific knowledge and skills
  • Acquire a rich vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
  • Have high aspirations to do their very best in school and through to further study

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

How Science is celebrated at Ormesby Primary School:

Science Club

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.

Ormesby Science Club assembly
Generating electricity from a lemon!
Bring It On event – Sunderland

Science Week

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/

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