Burpham Foundation Primary School

Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ

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Science

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Spring Term 2021

Year 4 have been learning about the digestive system! 

Science at Burpham

 

At Burpham, we follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425618/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Science.pdf

The key aims of the curriculum are to  

  • 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.

A broad range of topics are covered across the year groups: How plants grow; Living things and their Habitats; Evolution. Electricity, Light, Space and Beyond. Properties of Materials, States of Matter to name just a few. Below is our curriulum map showing topics by Year group.

The focus for every topic is building on a child's prior knowledge and giving children, where ever possible, a hands on, practical experience of the science in action.

Working scientifically skills are key to helping children develop their scientific understanding. We are currently working on launching a whole school initiative to support these working scientifically skills. More details to follow in September 2021.

 

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Supporting your child with Science

 

 Children love finding out about the world around them and how things work.

Encourage your child to ask questions and work together to find out the answers. Often, research and experimenting leads to even more questions - this is great! 

10 top tips to help your child at home with science can be found on the website naeye. https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/support-science-learning

Other useful websites: 

MetLink - Royal Meterological Society https://www.metlink.org/experiments/

Tig Tag Science https://www.tigtagworld.com/

Primary Science Teaching Trust https://pstt.org.uk/

Science is Fun https://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/