School Core Principles of Science Teaching
Science Units for the whole school
Science Vision Statement
Our Vision at Atlas Community Primary School, is to provide an inspiring Science Curriculum which will promote exploration, allow children to acquire knowledge and gain skills through hands on activities and real-life experiences. We hope to encourage curiosity in children so that they ask questions to gain a deeper understanding of the ever- changing world we live in. We would like our pupils to recognise the impact of science on our lives, the lives of others and the environment.
School Council Agenda
This week the school councillors worked together to create a vision for science. They had the opportunity to discuss areas of strengths and areas to develop in their science lessons with their peers. This information was shared in the meeting and children created posters to show the feedback they received. See the posters below:
Learning across school
Across school in science, we have been focusing on scientific vocabulary and key skills to help challenge and motivate learners. As a school, we focus largely on practical lessons to encourage curiosity and help children to explore for themselves.
All areas have been set up to create discovery through play. It is important that science becomes a fun learning experience.. The pictures above show how provision can provide experiences from different materials to learning opportunities of habitats and space.
All provision encourages the use of all senses. It is important that skills start developing early, such as classification through knowledge of materials, to problem solving and changes to materials and their reaction to different media.
Visits and Trips
Chester Zoo (Spring 1 2018- Year 1 and 2)
12/03/2018 – British Science Week (Year 1)
This week, year 1 had the opportunity to carry lots of fun activities. We had the opportunity to learn about some famous scientists, carry out fun experiments and had the opportunity to ask questions to a scientist who visited KS1.
On Wednesday, Year 1 and 2 had a workshop for the parents focusing on how they could carry out experiments at home. Parents were invited to work with their children to carry out some fun experiments using everyday household items. Ideas were shared to help parents support their child at home. It was a fun afternoon and we would like to say thank you to all the parents that attended and that were so actively involved!
10/10/2017 – Bolton Abbey – Seasons Workshop (Year 1)
Year 1 visited Bolton Abbey to observe changes that take place in the Autumn season.
08/11/2017 – Yorkshire Games Festival (Year 3)
Year Three visited the Yorkshire Games Festival at the National Science and Media Museum on Wednesday. During the day, they had a talk on the evolution of the video game from Impact Gamers.
04/10/2017 – National Media Museum (Year 2)
Year 2 had an amazing trip to the National Media Museum! They got to explore the wonder lab and had the opportunity see see Tim Peake’s Soyuz Capsule!
29/09/2017 – Charity Day (Year 4)
Today Year 4 were visited by WaterAid.!
After the visit children were inspired to create something they can use in water. Bath bombs!
21/09/2017 – Bolton Abbey – Habitats workshop (Year 4)
Year Four visited Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales to explore habitats
National Media Museum- (Year 5)
Year 5 visited the National Media Museum. They take part in many of the amazing exhibitions that were there. They all enjoyed exploring the wonder lab and seeing all the amazing things. In addition, they found the wonder studio amazing; especially setting off a model rocket.