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Ofsted Quotes

 

'Teachers use their excellent subject knowledge and well developed questioning skills to provide pupils with opportunities to demonstrate their deeper understanding of the topics they are studying. Foe example, astute questioning enabled pupils in a Year 5 science lesson to demonstrate their deepening understanding of the reliability of the experiments that they were conducting.'

(Taken from Ofsted report 2016)

Science at Highfields

 

Science is an integral part of all of our lives, with links to many other subjects, including maths and computing.

the 2014 National Curriculum encourages children to investigate, solve problems and ask questions about a wide range of aspects of the world around them.

At Highfields we are keen to give the children the opportunity to explore aspects of biology, chemistry and physics in the most practical and engaging ways possible.

we have developed good links with the local high school which has given us access to greater range of resources and the opportunity to have lessons in the science labs which are led by the High school staff.

Educational visits regularly have a science theme as their basis. Children are lucky that the school is situated near to a range of different environments which they can explore. In addition children have had the opportunity  to experience pond dipping and animal encounters at local zoos. The extensive school grounds offer the chance for investigations to be carried out, including the growing of plants in the school garden.

The school also encourages parents to get involved in the science that their children do with an annual science morning. Parents are invited to spend time in school working with their children on a range of investigations.

New Curriculum Science Overview - Yrs 1-6

Skills Progression for Science

Year 1 and 2 visit to Tropical Wings

Year 1 and 2 visit to Tropical Wings 1
Year 1 and 2 visit to Tropical Wings 2
Year 1 and 2 visit to Tropical Wings 3

Investigating seed growth with seeds from the International Space Station

Investigating seed growth with seeds from the International Space Station 1

Year 5 studying life cycles

Year 5 studying life cycles 1
Year 5 studying life cycles 2
Year 5 studying life cycles 3

Year 6 lung capacity investigation

Year 6 lung capacity investigation 1
Year 6 lung capacity investigation 2
Year 6 lung capacity investigation 3

Building periscopes

Building periscopes  1
Building periscopes  2
Building periscopes  3

Investigating circuits in Key Stage 1

Investigating circuits in Key Stage 1 1
Investigating circuits in Key Stage 1 2
Investigating circuits in Key Stage 1 3

Exploring floating and sinking

Exploring floating and sinking 1
Exploring floating and sinking 2
Exploring floating and sinking 3
Exploring floating and sinking 4
Exploring floating and sinking 5
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