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Science Masterclass - Space - Year 6

Science Highlights at Mickleton Primary and Nursery School

Science Displays in school

Science activities, work and investigations at Mickleton Primary School


Science New Curriculum 2014

Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies their curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. Pupils learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.

At Key Stage 1 pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical phenomena. They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. They begin to evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables with the help of ICT if it is appropriate.

At Key Stage 2 pupils learn about a wider range of living things, materials and physical phenomena. They make links between ideas and explain things using simple models and theories. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. They think about the effects of scientific and technological developments on the environment and in other contexts. They carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others. They use a range of reference sources in their work. They talk about their work and its significance, using a wide range of scientific language, conventional diagrams, charts, graphs and ICT to communicate their ideas.

Teaching and learning
All lessons have clear learning objectives and success criteria, which are shared and reviewed with the pupils effectively.

A variety of strategies, including questioning, discussion and marking, are used to assess progress. The information is used to identify what is taught next.

Activities inspire the pupils to experiment and investigate the world around them and to help them raise their own questions such as “Why…?”, “How…?” and “What happens if…?”
Each half  term the classes will spend a minimum of one lesson completing an AT1 Investigation and this will be recorded in the AT1 Class Investigation Book.  

Activities develop the skills of enquiry, observation, locating sources of information, selecting appropriate equipment and using it safely, measuring and checking results, and making comparisons and communicating results and findings.

Lessons make effective links with other curriculum areas and subjects, especially literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Activities are challenging, motivating and extend pupils’ learning.

Pupils have frequent opportunities to develop their skills in, and take responsibility for, planning investigative work, selecting relevant resources, making decisions about sources of information, carry out activities safely and decide on the best form of communicating their findings.

There are strong links between the local secondary school, feeder primary schools and the Ogden Trust. There are opportunities for the children to attend additional science visits.

Continuity and progression
The school ensures curriculum continuity by following the two-year rolling programme of science units of work and by close liaison between staff at the planning stages.

Science Gallery

Science Gallery 1 Tim Peakes Space Competition Oct 2015 Ogden Trust
Science Gallery 2 Space Mobiles - Cedar Class - Spring 2016
Science Gallery 3 Tim Peakes Project CPD for staff - Feb 2016
Science Gallery 4 Cedar Class Visit to Phiz Lab - March 2016
Science Gallery 5 Cedar Class Visit to Phiz Lab - March 2016
Science Gallery 6 Cedar Class Visit to Phiz Lab - March 2016
Science Gallery 7 Y6 Particle Physics Masterclass at Phiz Lab - Feb
Science Gallery 8 Y6 Particle Physics Masterclass at Phiz Lab - Feb
Science Gallery 9 Willow Class - Harry Potter Science Day - Feb 16
Science Gallery 10 Willow Class - Harry Potter Science Day - Feb 16
Science Gallery 11 Tim Peake's Space Competition - Oct 2015
Science Gallery 12 Tim Peake's Space Competition - Oct 2015
Science Gallery 13 Tim Peake's Space Competition - Oct 2015
Science Gallery 14 We have reserved our seeds in space Oct 2015
Science Gallery 15 Team Tim Space show for Years 3 + 4 CCS Oct 2014
Science Gallery 16 Phiz Lab - rocket launch - 22.10.14
Science Gallery 17 KS2 Solar Eclipse Competition Entries Feb 2015
Science Gallery 18 The solar eclipse assembly and day 2015
Science Gallery 19 Star Gazing Night for Cedar Class + parents
Science Gallery 20 Materials lesson in Willow Class 2014
Science Gallery 21 Cedar Class Science/ Electricity Lesson
Science Gallery 22 Science Day - light and sound assembly 2013-2014
Science Gallery 23 Cedar Class work on the Heart Jan 2015
Science Gallery 24 Biomes around the world
Science Gallery 25 Bubblevision by Eye-stein Competition at CCS 2014
Science Gallery 26 Bubblevision presentation to the whole school 2015
Science Gallery 27 Forces! Alton Towers Trip - Willow Class 2014
Science Gallery 28 Plants - Willow Class LKS2 2014
Science Gallery 29 Bradford Telescope Project Competition 2015
Science Gallery 30 Y2 Electricty Investigations 2014
Science Gallery 31 Evolution - Cedar Class 2014
Science Gallery 32 Science at Mickleton 2014-2015
Science Gallery 33 Materials KS1 2014 -2015
Science Gallery 34 PSQM Gold Award Round 9 - Achieved October 2015
Science Gallery 35 Exploring the school's wildlife garde
Science Gallery 36 Pond dipping at Brandon Marsh July 2014
Science Gallery 37 Chipping Campden School - Science competition

Mickleton Primary and Nursery School, Broadmarston Lane, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6SJ