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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Inspiration, Celebration and Education

Science

Science at St Thomas More:

  • Children at St Thomas More have an enthusiasm for Gods natural world around them and the Science that underpins this. 

  • Children are empowered to act, think and undertake learning as a scientist might to ensure that learning is purposeful and engaging.

  • Children will be provided with a ‘hand’s on’ enquiry-based curriculum where they will experience the joy of having wonderful ideas, exploration and investigation.

  • Children are provided with a stimulating knowledge based Science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and intellectual development.

  • There is a whole school ethos of understanding and caring for the world around us and an understanding of our responsibility towards both the immediate and the wider environment and community.

  • Our school grounds are used as a rich resource which we can utilise to inspire and effectively meet the requirements of the EYFS Framework and National Curriculum Programmes of Study. Wellie Wednesday is a regular time for our EYFS children to explore the natural world around them.

  • Accurate and timely assessments of how well pupils develop their understanding of Science concepts are used, including an initial baseline on the topic and an assessment at the end, so that teaching can be responded to and extend pupils’ learning.

 

Intent, Implementation and Impact of Science at St Thomas More:

Whole School Science Overview:

 

To learn more about our science topics this year, please see the overview below:

 

 

Complete Science Overview with National Curriculum Links and Lesson Objectives for Y1-Y6.

Working Scientifically: Essential Enquiry Skills.

Influential Scientific Thinkers:

 

In addition to celebrating interesting science topics the children also learn about influential, key scientific thinkers during their topics to broaden their knowledge and understanding of all that is related to Science in the ever developing world around them.

Science Days!

 

At St Thomas More we aim to make Science as fun and enjoyable for the children as we can, in order for them to develop a love for the subject and deep interest in the world around them. We organise lots of Science events and days for the children to get fully immersed with Science including visitors and workshops.

What we have enjoyed so far:

 

Online Christmas Science Day:

EYFS and KS1: The reindeer’s noses get too cold when they’re pulling Santa’s sleigh. We need to make them nose warmers. Which material should we use?

 

Y3/4: Santa mustn’t wake up sleeping children, but his shoes keep making noisy footsteps. How can you help him by muffling the sound?

 

Y5/6: Santa’s getting old and he’s finding it hard to carry presents down chimneys. Would a pulley help him?

 

What we have coming up: 

 

Y5 - Virtual STEM event about Gliders or Rockets, run by The Smallpeice Trust. 

 

Whole School Science Week - 14th March.

We have a show and workshop booked with Fizz Pop Science! 

 

 

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