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/day 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.
We have recently updated our whole school curriculum planning. Though we still follow a 2 year rolling curriculum plan, we have altered it so that each year we cover three topics, rather than one per half term. This is enabling us to explore topics thoroughly, and spend time embedding our learning.
Within each 2 year cycle we will be covering all aspects of the science curriculum with a focus on Scientific enquiry and child led learning.
As our children progress through school they will be planning, carrying out, recording and evaluating a range of science experiments in a range of ways including the use of ICT where appropriate.
We will also be developing the children's skills in being able to ask questions and discover the answers. Science also helps our children to recognise that things don't always go to plan and mistakes are made. This is an integral part of learning.
To see our new topic overviews, including the Science we will be doing, follow the link: https://www.dalestorth.notts.sch.uk/our-dalestorth-curriculum/
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.