Science

At Sea Mills Primary School we believe Science is fundamental to children’s learning, helping them to understand the world around us. We aim to inspire children through practical science activities, encouraging them to develop a sense of curiosity through exploring and questioning. Science is taught throughout the year at Sea Mills Primary but terms 1, 3 and 5 have a specific Science focus.  

Throughout all the science learning, children are taught to work scientifically and are encouraged to ask relevant questions and use different scientific enquiries to answer them. They will take measurements and record their data in a variety of ways including classification keys, tables, scatter graphs and bar and line graphs, learning methods, processes and skills such as explaining, predicting and analysing results.

In science we follow the national curriculum. Below is the curriculum that is followed for Years 1 – 6 (alongside the ‘Working scientifically’ objectives).

27.08.2018

Year 6 conducted an experiment to see which material would work as the best insulator.  We learnt a lot and recorded our data ready to write up as a proper Science investigation next week.

World Record Attempt

On 10th November 2017, we attempted to break the world record for the most amount of people (in one space) dressed as an astronaut. 

Last week, we were amazed to find out that we did in fact break the record with 256 adults and children taking part!!  The staff at Sea Mills worked tirelessly in order to prepare for the event and it would not have been possible without them.  Well done everyone! Thank you also to all the parents who heled and provided costume bits!  We are record breakers!!!

In term 1, year 4 have been exploring light and dark.

Year 6 have been making parachutes and investigating the effect of gravity.

Skills

At Sea Mills Primary school our aims in Science are to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

For an overview of our learning in Science this term, please visit our individual class pages.

How you can help at home

  • Question your children when they notice changes
  • Discuss with them the changing seasons and why they happen
  • Encourage your children to experiment with different textures and materials.
  • Sort and classify objects according to their differences and similarities.

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