Science is one of the core areas of the national curriculum. All year groups have regular science lessons throughout the year covering the aspects of science set out for their year group. The curriculum plan can be found below.
Assessment in science is carried out continuously throughout the year. Children regularly plan and carry out investigations to answer scientific questions about the world around them. A progression of investigative skills can be found below.
On Friday 19th June, two Stem Ambassadors came to work with Year 6 on an exciting science project!
Year 6 took part in a bridge building challenge!
The day began with a talk on careers in engineering from two Stem Ambassadors. They introduced the challenge for the day which was to design and build a bridge. The children began investigating different structures with spaghetti and marshmallows! They were challenged to work together to create the tallest tower possible and things did get a bit messy!
The children designed their own bridges using their new knowledge and made their designs. At the end of the day, the bridges were tested and the strongest bridge held 42 kg before it collapsed!
In Year 4, children have learned about the human digestive system and made circuits as part of their science curriculum.