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SCIENCE WEEK AT HEATH FILEDS  -    22ND FEBRUARY TO 26TH FEBRUARY 2021 

From February 22nd to 26th, we will be celebrating Science Week. Just because not everyone is in school doesn't mean we can't all become budding scientists for the week wherever we're learning from. Each year group has set a series of exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities that will run over the course of the week. They have been specifically designed to be able to be undertaken at home as well as in school and use everyday materials that can be found around the house. Alongside these activities, there is an extra, whole-school challenge for children to investigate bubbles. How big can they be? What mixture works best? Can you catch bubbles? Are they always round? Your year group's web page will have all the details you need to join in with these exciting activities. Remember to send pictures of your experiments to your teachers on Showbie.

Whole School Challenge:

 How can you blow the best bubble?

I have attached the details for a whole school challenge. This is being set just as a bit of fun but will obviously get the children thinking scientifically about their choices. If you like,  collect the best photos and send them via Showbie to your class teacher. 

I think it would be nice to create a science display of all the photos at home and at school. After the teachers have sent them to me, I will use them as part of the display later in the term.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Mr Mackinnon

Science

 

We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st century. We, at Heathfields Primary School believe that the teaching of science develops, in children, an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live and fosters in them a respect for the environment

We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Through the National Curriculum programme of study for science document and our Learning Challenge Curriculum children will acquire and develop these skills throughout their Primary years.

We believe that science promotes communication in a specific and precise language involving mathematical and logical thinking. It allows children to develop ways of finding out for themselves and gives them practice in problem solving. Pupils are encouraged to share roles in groups to carry out enquiries and communicate the needs of these roles.

 This academic Year (2020-2021) we are following rolling programme A

 

Rolling Programme A

 

Rolling Programme B

 

 

Year 1+2

 

 

Year 1+2

 

Plants

Animals including humans

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Animals including humans

Uses of everyday materials

 

 

Year 3+4

 

 

Year 3+4

 

Plants

Animals including humans

Rocks

Light forces and magnets

Animals including humans

States of matter

Living things and their habitats

Sounds

Electricity

 

 

Year 5+6

 

 

Year 5+6

 

Living things and their habitats

Animals including humans

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and space

Forces

Living things and their habitats

Animals including humans

Evolution and inheritance

Light

Electricity

 

 

Topic progression

Progression of skills and knowledge

Topics by biology, chemistry and physics