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Science

Welcome to our Science page. Please have a look at our Science Rationale and Progression Map. 

 

Science at Priestsic 

At Priestsic Primary School, we teach our pupils to be curious about the world around them and develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills through first hand experiences and also through developing a rich knowledge. 

Science Progression Display

We have created a whole school display which shows progression within 'Investigative Science' from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 6. 

Science at Priestsic Primary School

Foundation 1

We love to explore and experiment in F1!

Blended learning

Blended Learning in Science

Foundation Stage  2

The children in Foundation 2 have been finding out about nocturnal animals.  They can name some nocturnal animals, know some facts about them and talk about their lifecycle.

Year 1

 

During blended learning, Year 1 were exploring materials around their home and finding out about their properties. 

The children in Year 1 have a mini-beast investigation area to help them to use a magnifying glass for close observation and to learn to compare the way a variety of common animals look.

Year 2

 

We have planted some spring bulbs, caring for them and looking at how they grow, including their lifecycle.

 

We had a delivery of eggs this week from 'Eggucation', We are excited to learn about the life cycle of a chick and find out how to look after the chicks.  We found out about the incubator being really important for keeping the eggs warm, as if they were  underneath the mummy hen.  We had to add water to the incubator on day two, to help the membrane inside the egg to soften, which will help the chicks to pip their way out of the egg.  seven out of eight of the chicks have hatched.

 

Seven chicks have now hatched, there are five grey ones and two yellow.  We had a zoom call from Dani at the farm, where we saw where the chicks will live and met some of the other animals.

 

 

 

 

We have been finding out about plants.  We have observed them to look their different parts, including: roots, leaves, seeds, petals and stem.  We have created observational sketches of plants.  We have set up a range of experiments to find out what plants need to stay alive.  We put a plant into a cupboard and one on the window sill to check to see if a plant would grow without light.  We put a plant outside and one inside school to check if the plant grew better in the heat or in the cold.  Our investigation enabled us to find out that plants need light to grow but they grew quite well in the heat or in the cold. 

We have set up an investigation to see if plants grow without light and without heat.  We have made predictions about what will happen.  We will let you know what happens?

 

Materials

We have been finding out about different materials, including: plastic, metal, glass, fabric, wood and paper.  We have sorted them into groups and discussed their properties, using words like: rigid, waterproof, absorbent, transparent and opaque.

Year 3

In Year 3, the children have been experimenting with shadows! They have thought about how shadows are formed, experimented with making shadows as well as changing the size of them. Who knew shadows could be so interesting?

Plants 

In Year 3, we have been looking at plants and the function of their parts. We also conducted an experiment to look at the effect of different amounts of water on the growth of plants. 

Year 4

In Year 4, we used our recovery curriculum in our blended learning offer to look at volcanoes. The children had lots of fun learning about volcanoes and even made their own exploding volcano. 

Year 5 

Through our studies of the earth sciences, we found out more about the solar system. Have a look at our space learning around the classroom and our non-chronological reports about space. 

Year 6 

In Year 6, we investigated reflections and made periscopes. We have also investigated refraction. 

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