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Science!

 

"The important thing is to never stop questioning" Albert Einstein

 

Welcome to the Science Page! 

Here you will find the Science Teaching Policy, Development Plan and Useful Websites.

Science theme days, competitions and activities will also be posted here, so please keep checking...

At Millbrook we are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of a Science curriculum as one of the three core subjects that all pupils need. To ensure high quality and standards of teaching and learning in science Millbrook has subscribed to the SNAP Science scheme of work created by the Primary Science Quality Mark Association. Where/When ever possible Science is linked by teachers at Millbrook to their other teaching in Philosophy, Outdoor Learning as well as the other Core and foundation subjects.

 

 

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 pupils 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, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

The Science Lead is Mrs Wendy May.

Our Vision for Science

At Millbrook Primary School, we believe that great science lessons should be:

Fun and Engaging

Hands-on and Practical

Investigative and Exploratory

Inspiring and Relevant

Collaborative and Challenging

Cross-Curricular and Memorable

 

To be great scientists, we need to develop:

Thinking and Curiosity

Independence and Supportiveness

Innovation and Creativity

Perseverance

This year our aim in science, linking to the School Development Plan is to 

  • To improve teachers’ subject, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge to enhance the teaching of the curriculum

 

Exciting News for 2021-2022... 

 

Millbrook Primary and Nursery School is about to venture on a new quest this year with help from the Ogden Trust. This is to-

 

  • Achieve the 'PSQM' Primary Science Quality Mark! 

 

This is a year long school improvement programme which will help us to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate our science provision.

 

We are really fortunate to have this opportunity as PSQM is at the heart of curriculum development for primary science in the UK, working closely with policy makers and researchers, ensuring the professional development provided and the PSQM evaluate framework represent best practice. 

 

It's going to be a great year and indeed future for Science at Millbrook!smiley

 

W.May

 

 

 

 

Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. "I have no special talent I am only passionately curious" Albert Einstein

 

     

Year 1 learning about the human body, the body parts and the five senses

Science through literacy in EYFS, exploring light and dark this term through the story of Owl babies

We have some keen bird spotters in Year 2!

Year 1 asked the question "Can water travel up a flower stem?" as we take part in the Great Science Share 2021!!

Here we are exploring 'fish' as part of learning about the five types of animals, we are observing their scales, fins and gills.

Year 3 exploring electrical circuits for the first time!

Today should have been Science day crying

 Let us not be too sad though... Here are some experiments you might be able to try at home 

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STEM have some fantastic resources and activities for learning at home check out the website-

 

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary

 

Can you remember your Science topic?

 

I challenge you to carry out an investigation based on what you have been learning about- 

 

What question will you choose?

 

What will you change? 

 

What will you measure/observe?

 

What will you keep the same?

 

What do you predict will happen? Why?

 

On this page you will find an investigation sheet to help you plan, you could even write up your results- can you think of a way to present your findings?

 

Have fun and don't forget to send any pics in wink

mail--Date for the diary... STEAM DAY coming up... 2nd April-- smiley

Pupil voice:

 

What can you tell me about science in one minute? 

World, lab, lab coat, goggles, experiments, fire, creatures, fabrics, challenge, team work, group work, solids, digestive system, fun, dangerous. 

 

What do you enjoy about science? 

Doing experiments, finding out things, group work, science people coming in. 

"The science of today is the technology of tomorrow" Edward Teller

Science Investigation Planning sheet

Year 3's trip to Poole's Cavern

Click on the link below to see more....

STEAM Day - April

Primary Engineers Leaders Awards - Highly Commended!

STEM Club Autumn

We won £50 for our Science Display!

Year 2 Science

Primary Engineer Leaders Awards

Congratulations to Xander and Tim who have been awarded certificates of distinctions in the Primary Engineer Leaders Award. They had to invent something, pitch a letter to impress the judges and include a design of their invention.  "Having demonstrated an advanced understanding of engineering, the judges found their entry to be extremely interesting and more than worthy of the Distinction grade. Well done!"

National Science & Engineering Week

Visit from the engineers 

The science ambassadors have taken part in a competition to design something to solve a problem. They had to interview engineers and find out about their profession. The children then worked with the engineers to design their invention. These will be sent off the STEM to be judge nationally. 

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Science Day!

 

The whole school took part in 'Science Day' today. We have used our enquiring minds to plan investigations, carry out experiments and research famous scientists. We had 2 STEM ambassadors in school working with the children one ran an animal workshop and the other a forensic science workshop. We had a great day.

 

Have a look at what we have been up to...

Reception

Year 1 and Year 5 enjoyed a visit from a spaceman. September

Year 3 Investigating Rocks - September

Science through the School

Useful Websites