Nurturing today's minds for tomorrow's challenges
Did you know that there are as many stars in the solar system as there are grains of sand on the Earth or that we share 55% of our DNA with a banana?
Did you know that a person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in a lifetime or that sneezing with your eyes open is impossible?
Science generates facts like these that amaze and motivate children and it allows us to develop their sense of natural wonder about the world we live in. It is a great platform for learning because science is everywhere!
Science at Listerdale!
Our creative curriculum at Listerdale Primary School enables children to learn the scientific skills they need to become Super Scientists. The development of these key science skills is at the heart of each new topic; this allows teachers to respond to the natural curiosity of children and enables the children to learn and to develop their scientific knowledge in a fun and interesting way.
As they progress through school, children will become more proficient in selecting and using scientific equipment, at collating and presenting results, and they will become increasingly confident in their ability to draw conclusions based on real evidence. In the context of science, children are encouraged to use and apply skills learnt in other curricular areas such as Numeracy, Literacy, PSHE and ICT.
The knowledge taught relates to the key national curriculum areas and we aim to develop the children’s understanding of science by using investigations to challenge and inspire them. A key aim at our school is to develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help children to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Thus the children at Listerdale are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Discovery Project - Fab Lab!
To enrich the science curriculum further this year we have developed a strong working relationship with the company Discovery Project. Discovery Project have been delivering exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities to children in the form of an after-school club. Each week the children explore something different and enjoy a practical activity, challenge or experiment such as making their own lava lamp.
Please click on the link below to be redirected to their website:
British Science Week!
Each year we celebrate science at Listerdale by holding a Super Science Learning Day which correlates with British Science Week. This day allows children to further develop their skills and to learn that science has a place in the world of work – the world beyond Listerdale. This year we focused on ‘change’ and the children were excited to carry out different investigations such as ‘can we grow a gummy bear?’.
Useful Website Links
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all children should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. At Listerdale the children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Please click on the link below to download a year group overview of science topics we teach at our school.
Please click on the link below to access the Science vocabulary expectations of each year group:
Watch this space for any special science activities and events at our school.
Mondays - KS1 Fab Lab 3:20-4:20pm in the Children's Centre
Thursdays - KS2 Fab Lab 3:20-4:20pm in the Children's Centre
Foundation Stage - Pirate InvestigationsPirate Investigations
Science Investigations at Home
Please find links below to download investigations you can do at home with your child. We would really appreciate it if you could send into school any photographs of the investigations you have carried out.