The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through practical activity
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand its uses and implications today and for the future
The details of the curriculum can be found here - Science Primary National Curriculum.
At Ferring CE Primary School we have invested in a new Scheme of work called Switched on Science. The scheme is full of hands-on experiments, creative investigations and new approaches to traditional topics. The series offers teachers original ways in which to run Science lessons that will engage every pupil.
o Each year is organised into six units, providing half a term's work.
o Topics are divided into flexible units which can be adapted to fit the individual class
o Literacy, numeracy and ICT links are also provided
We are looking forward to raising the profile of Science and engaging each and every pupil through new and inspiring topics that meet the needs of the National Curriculum.
Year 5 Enrichment Day at Angmering
During the Summer Term some of our Year 5 children took part in an enrichment Science day for keen and able Scientists at the Angmering School.
Find out what the children though of the day by clicking here.
To find out about some of last years activities click here.
Some of our enthusiastic and talented Scientists in Years 5 and 6 took part in a Science morning. We were lucky enough to have George Turnbull, a STEM ambassador, come in to teach the children about renewable and sustainable energy. They learned about different types of renewable energy and the benefits to our planet of these alternative sources of energy. They focused particularly on wind and solar energy. The children created their own wind turbines and solar panels and measured the amount of energy they created. They altered some of the variables to test the impact on the amount of energy created, for example simulating cloud cover over the solar panels and altering the number of blades on the wind turbines. They certainly realised the positive effects that such sources of energy could have on our environment (not to mention the financial benefits). Here are some pictures from the workshop.