I am pleased to inform parents and pupils that we have been awarded a silver award in science. This is a nationally recognisable award and shows the high standard of science teaching at Dalestorth Primary School.
The following is a quote from the director of the PSQM award.
“Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
As science coordinator I am incredibly proud of all the hard work and support that both the children and staff have given to science this year. Without their continued support we wouldn't have achieved the award. This has truly been a whole school effort.
To see a range of the hard work by the children this year, see the document below which played a big part in helping us to achieve the award.
How Science is taught at Dalestorth
Science is given plenty of time on our timetables at Dalestoth.
Where possible we do our best to ensure that our science topics are linked to other areas of the curriculum. We will either block our science teaching together and teach over a few consecutive lessons or we will teach an afternoon a week.
Every year we take part in a science week where we get to explore a range of of new and exciting topics. Take a look at our class pages to see what we have been up to.
As part of developing our grounds for the purpose of science our KS2 science club have been busy creating a couple of bug hotels to see if we can create a habitat for local wildlife.
Stanley one of our year 5 students created a sign for his bug hotel with his dad at home. Thanks so much for your hard work.
As part of developing our school grounds year 5 spent a very cold day planting new trees in two areas of the school grounds.
Look out for new additions as the year progresses.