Science at Whitfield Aspen Primary School
At Whitfield Aspen Primary School we believe that teaching and learning in Science should stimulate and excite children’s curiosity about the world around them. It provides first hand experiences and support for children to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and discuss Science through collaboration. Starting from the views already held, children are given the opportunity to have their views challenged, to change their views and ultimately improve their understanding. A planned range of practical work in meaningful contexts helps to develop a range of investigative skills and allows children to take risks and learn from their mistakes, developing them into independent learners.
We aim to
• build on the children’s natural curiosity.
• teach the children scientific knowledge.
• teach the children scientific skills.
• stimulate them to investigate, question and develop attitudes of science.
• teach them to communicate ideas using appropriate scientific language.
• teach them how to evaluate their findings and suggest explanations.
At Whitfield Aspen Primary School we follow the Kent Scheme for Science
The scheme contains 28 units of work, each one specifically designed to address the primary science national curriculum, which began in September 2014. Each unit contains information and advice required for teachers to provide excellent learning opportunities for their children. Each unit of study has been assigned to a particular year group in line with the guidance from the National Curriculum (2014).
The Big Garden Birdwatch
This weekend I think many of us will be keeping an extra eye on the feathered visitors to our gardens and streets. Already Oscar from year 3 has spotted a bird of prey on his doorstep! I wonder if anyone knows what it is?