Science at St Margaret's
We complete the programmes of study set out in the 2015 Science Curriculum published by the Department for Education. Full details can be found in a PDF document by following the link below.
Through linking the programmes of study to our Creative Curriculum, children are given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding whilst working scientifically; practical investigation work is a crucial part of the pupils learning. The principal focus of science teaching in lower key stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas.
Science is taught through Maths, DT, Computing, English, Geography and History as well as independently. We have also linked the curriculum to Eco-Schools and our international schools link to Mtumbira through Starfish Malawi.
Vocabulary is very important and there is an expectation that children will use subject specific vocabulary accurately. Key words for each topic are taught; we encourage pupils to work on these at home too.
Science at home
Science is all around us and we strongly encourage children to further their enthusiasm for the subject by asking scientific questions and carrying out fun investigations outside of school. Have a look at the websites below to help support your child in doing this.
Why not complete our challenge this term? All explanations can be placed in the 'Science Box' which is on the bookshelf, opposite the whiteboard, in the Year 5 corridor.
As part of our work on lifecycles, the pupils in Years 5 and 6 watched as chicks hatched from eggs. Check out the videos below! We have also focused on caterpillars and butterflies.