Headfield School

Headfield C of E Junior School

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                                                   Ofsted July 2015

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Science 

 

 

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and it is vital that all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

 At Headfield Junior School we are keen for pupils to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. The children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. In order to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them they are encouraged to explore, talk about, test and develop ideas about everyday phenomena then begin to recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the world operates. We believe that Science should be inclusive and we work hard to ensure that the needs of all children are met through our varied and exciting Science curriculum.

The introduction of the four cornerstones at Headfield have ensured coverage of the National Curriculum requirements in an exciting and memorable way.

The topics covered are as follows:

Year 3 Year 5
Plants Living things and their habitats
Animals, including humans Properties and changing materials
Rocks Earth and space
Light Forces
Forces and magnets Animals, including humans
Year 4 Year 6
Living things and their habitats Evolution and inheritance
Animals, including humans Light
States of matter Electricity
Sound Animals, including humans
Electricity Living things and their habitats

 

Websites

Click on the links below to access lots of practical ways you can learn more about Science!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z2pfb9q

http://www.planet-science.com/

https://sciencebob.com/

 

During Science Week children took part in lots of exciting activities. See how much fun they got up to in the pictures below!

Year 3

Making the digestive system.                                          Bouncy ball investigation.

 

Year 4 

 

  

                           Investigating starchy foods.                                               Making toothpaste.

 

 

Year 5

 Investigating straw length.                                              Visit to Manor Heath.

 

Year 6 

 

Investigating how to keep a boat afloat.   Testing materials for sunglasses.     Engineering workshop.

 

Headfield Junior School have been successful in their application to take part in the Polar Explorer Programme.

https://www.stem.org.uk/welcome-polar-explorer-programme

Year 6 pupils met our Polar Ambassador to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a boat workshop.