Science & DT

 

Science

Please visit our Science Ambassadors’ Blog to hear all about Science at Crumpsall Lane Primary School

www.clpsscienceambassadors.weebly.com

Key stage 1- years 1-2

The main focus of science teaching in key stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They will be helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information. They will begin to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways. We encourge children to learn how to work scientifically through the use of first-hand practical experiences, and also use of books, photographs and videos. 

Pupils should read and spell scientific vocabulary at a level consistent with their word reading and spelling knowledge at key stage 1. 

Lower key stage 2 – years 3-4

The main focus of science teaching in lower key stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They will do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments. They will ask their own questions about what they observe and make some decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are likely to be the best ways of answering them, including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative and fair tests and finding things out using secondary sources of information. They will draw simple conclusions and use some scientific language, first, to talk about and write about what they have found out.

Pupils should read and spell scientific vocabulary correctly using their growing word reading and spelling knowledge. 

Upper key stage 2 – years 5-6

The main 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. They will do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions more systematically. They should also begin to recognise that scientific ideas change and develop over time. They will select the most appropriate ways to answer science questions using different types of scientific enquiry, including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests and finding things out using secondary sources of information. Pupils will draw conclusions based on their data and observations, use evidence to justify their ideas, and use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.

Pupils should read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary correctly. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/science.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml

DT

Key stage 1

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They will work in a range of relevant contexts, such as the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment. They will learn through designing, making, evaluating and building on their technical knowledge.

Key stage 2

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They will work in a range of relevant contexts, such as the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment. They will learn through designing, making, evaluating and building on their technical knowledge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zyr9wmn

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Crumpsall Lane Primary School

Crumpsall Lane
Crumpsall
Manchester
M8 5SR

Main Contact: Mrs Karen Buxton

Tel: 0161 740 3741
Fax: 0161 795 1572
admin@crumpsall.manchester.sch.uk