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Aims and Objectives

Science at Daven Primary School aims to teach our children the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to question and understand concepts and phenomena that occur in the world around them and equips them with the motivation to seek explanations for these. Children learn the skills required for scientific enquiry and they will begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. 

The aims of science are to enable children to: 

  • 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 asking questions and planning and conducting different types of scientific enquiries that help them to draw conclusions to answer scientific questions about the world around them, using appropriate equipment
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Assessment

At Daven Primary School, we assess children’s work formatively in Science through observations and marking. These assessments inform the class teacher’s planning for future lessons. At the start of the year, key objectives are identified that will be assessed in each unit and opportunities for assessment are planned for. At the end of a unit of work, the class teacher makes a judgement about the children’s achievements. STEM books, floorbooks and assessment trackers are used to record children’s progress. Wherever possible, children are given opportunity to assess their learning. Assessments may take the form of a practical activity, a written assessment or a quick quiz. The teacher records these assessments to inform reports to parents and the next class teacher at the end of the year.  

The Great Science Share 15th June 2021

https://www.greatscienceshare.org

British Science Week 5th - 14th March 2021

We had a very busy Science Week. See what we got up to on Twitter @DavenPrimarySch

Thank you to all those who entered the British Science Week competition. The winners are Doruk in year 1 and Reece in year 6. Well done! 

Reception have been investigating how they can protect Humpty Dumpty so he doesn't crack when he falls!

Year 1 had a fantastic time making their own rain clouds this week. 

This afternoon, Year 2 are going on a virtual fun and inspiring journey into the future of space, programming and robots with RoboKids.

Key Stage 2 have been making yoghurts with different types of milk and looking closely at their fingerprints! 

Year 5 and 6 have been learning about different Science careers in their computing lessons.

Year 6 really enjoyed their Odd Ways to Measure workshop. Did you know you can measure the temperature of water using sugar!? 

We had an absolutely fascinating presentation from Dr Dawn Scottt, all about her career as an ecologist!

The whole school have been investigating 'Which are the best biscuits for dunking?'. Watch our video for the results!

Science @ Home

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Family Nature Activities:

https://www.kew.org/learning/community-and-access/family-and-early-years-learning/nature-activity-resources?utm_campaign=777690_Schools%20Learning%20-%20Spring%202%20170221&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Kew&utm_content=FamiliesLink170221&dm_i=4THF,GO2I,44F2KM,1ZE3W,1

Investigation Ideas:

https://www.science-sparks.com/spring-science-activities/

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/spring-stem-activities-for-kids/ 

Science in the News

Article 17: Children have the right to research what life would be like on Mars from the internet, the media, books and other sources.

British Values - Democracy: If the rover Perseverance discovers that life existed on Mars long ago and that living on other planets may be possible, we can talk about whether we think this would be a good thing to do in the distant future.

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https://www.reachoutreporter.com 

https://www.pitara.com/science-for-kids/science-news-for-kids/ 

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com

Scientist Hall of Fame 

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Useful Websites

These webistes are full of Science investigations, projects and activities to do at home, for children of all ages.

https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/

http://www.schoolofdragons.com/how-to-train-your-dragon/science-experiments

http://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/science-experiments

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/a/science-projects

https://www.ascreativesconnect.com/family/

 

Subject Documents Date  
Science Week Competition 2021 with Example 01st Feb 2021 Download
Dr Jo Science daily Science Activities 28th Jan 2021 Download
Science Whole School LTP Website 21st Jan 2021 Download
PLAN Progression in working scientifically skills FV 08th Feb 2021 Download
PLAN Progression in Knowledge 08th Feb 2021 Download
04 Starters for STEM the Easter Edition 31st Mar 2021 Download
26125 EndangeredSpeciesEggDecorating TeachersNotes 31st Mar 2021 Download

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