As Scientists, we promote a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promote respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout their school career so that they can use equipment, conduct experiments, build arguments, explain concepts confidently, continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings. Our children will understand what it means to be a Scientist and how Scientists play a part in our day-to-day life.
- Science will be taught in planned blocks by the class teacher which will have an enquiry-based approach. This is a strategy to enable the achievement of a greater depth of knowledge.
- Through our planning, we involve problem-solving opportunities that allow children to explore for themselves. Children are encouraged to ask their own questions and be given opportunities to use their scientific skills and research to discover the answers.
This successful approach at Sea Mills Primary results in a fun, engaging, high-quality science education, that provides children with the foundations for understanding the world.
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Scientist Year Overview
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Scientists – What’s in our blood?
This week, Year 6 have been learning about how our circulation works by creating our own circulatory system in the classroom. They had to collect oxygenated blood (red cards) from the heart and deliver it to other organs. We then learnt the different components and their roles in our blood and enjoyed creating our own fake ‘blood’! We used water with yellow food colouring to represent the plasma, Cheerios mixed with red food colouring to represent the red blood cells, mini marshmallows for the white blood cells and finally, some oats for the platelets.
Today, we had a hands on learning experience dissecting pig and sheep hearts. We have been learning all about the cardiovascular system. We were able to identify the different chambers of the heart as well as the arteries that flow from the heart. It was clear to see the structure of the heart. It was interesting to see how much bigger the pigs heart was than the sheep. It also had a lot more fat around it. The children really enjoyed this experience and cant wait to do something similar soon!