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 'You have the right to a good quality education... Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.'                                                                                     - Articles 28 and 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Purpose:

Science helps childten to understand the world around them. Science at Preston Park promotes curiostiy, questioning and an excitement for finding out why. Emphases is placed of practical experiments and through these childr develo scientific skills such as predicting, fair testing and unsing evidence from results to draw conclusions. Through teaching biology, chemistry and physics, the children build up a body of key concepts, knowledge and scientific understanding.

Key Scientific Questions:

  • What is the aim of our investigation?
  • What enquiry type are we using?
  • What do you predict is going to happen?
  • How are we going to make this a fair test?
  • What can we conclude from our results?

Essential Key Skills:

  • Ask questions and suggest ways to answer them;
  • Plan and carry out fair tests;
  • Make careful observations and find different ways to record findings;
  • Take accurate measurements and record them in the form of graphs, table and scientific diagrams;
  • Use scientific knowledge to explain why;
  • Use evidence from results to draw conclusions and make predictions for new values.

Using and applying English and Maths within Science:

English

Using drama to explain certain concepts;

Researching scientists and discoveries and writing a biography, diary entry or a newspaper report;

Making a glossary for new scientific vocabulary;

Speaking and listening starter activities e.g. Verbalise, GIMME

Maths

Gathering and recording data in the form of tables and graphs.

Interpreting graphs.

Taking accurate measurements.

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