St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

Email:

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk


Tel:

0161 921 1940

Science

EYFS Development Matters

Subject Intent

At St Edmund’s our Science curriculum nurtures children’s natural curiosity. Science enables children to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Our exciting and stimulating lessons empower children to have practical and hands-on experiences which encourage and challenge their curiosity and questioning.  Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families to celebrate learning new skills and sharing experiences.  At St Edmund’s we want all children to communicate effectively, using their vocabulary and spoken skills, and work both as an independent thinker and collaboratively in Science to allow them to achieve to the best of their individual ability.

Here are some of the things we said about Science at St Edmund's:  

"If you want to learn new things then Science is always there for you."   "It helps us to learn and experiment."    "It's very interesting."    "It's fun because you learn new things." 

EYFS

The children have been doing lots of activities in relation to our topic 'All About Me'. We have been singing 'Head , Shoulders, Knees and Toes' to help learn about different parts of our bodies. We also drew around one of the children in our key groups and worked together to label and draw different parts of their bodies. Then we made collages and paintings of ourselves. We used a mirror to make sure we were using the correct colours when we created them. 

Key Stage One

Does it bend? Can we twist it? We had great fun experimenting with materials and investigating how and if we can manipulate them. 

Zoom in and zoom out! We had a great time today talking about an imagine which was zoomed in. We wasn't sure what it was at first and then we realised it was a woolly hat! We had lots of questions about what we saw and made some amazing predictions. 

Lower Key Stage Two

Our Science topic this half term is Electricity.

We are very much enjoying exploring how different components can be joined together to create working circuits. We have really enjoyed learning about insulators and conductors. We tested different materials to see which would allow a circuit to work. 

 

Upper Key Stage Two

In Science, we are studying forcesGravity was the first force we have researched: it is the force that pulls an unsupported object towards the centre of the Earth. Making craters was an excellent way to investigate gravitational force! We then investigated how a range of objects were effected by water resistance, including how streamlining helps objects such as boats move through the water more efficiently.

Online Resources

Here are some links to some websites that may help you to be Scientists at home! 

 

The Children's University has lots of information and activities.

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/

 

National Geographic Kids has some fantastic facts for you to learn. 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/science/ 

 

The Science Museum website is full of information and games.

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps

 

BBC Bitesize has lots of facts, videos and games for Scientists.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q