Science at Eaton
Science at Eaton
At Eaton Primary School, our aim is for teaching and learning in science to be fun, creative and engaging in order to inspire our children to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena, in a world where scientific ideas are constantly changing and developing.
Our children will be given the opportunity to safely take part in a range of practical, child-led, cross-curricular investigations; using different contexts and a range of environments to ask questions, experiment, investigate, explore and reflect on their findings in order to maximise their engagement with, and motivation to study science.
Purpose of study
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The national curriculum for science aims 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
Take a look at some of our science learning!
19th November 2020
Year 2 have been hunting for habitats in our local grounds at school.
Autumn half term homework 2020 - Year 5
Autumn term 2020 - STEM Club
Autumn term 2020 - Nature Club
September 2020 - Year 5 autogyro investigation
Year 5 have made and investigated different variables for autogyros. Great team work for accurate results!
June 2020 - Year 6 circuits
Year 6 have been creating circuits and problem solving when there has been a fault. They thought of some fantastic scientific questions that they could answer by investigating with the circuits.
March 2020 - Year 2 life cycles
For the last few weeks, the Year 2 caterpillars have been living at Miss Handley’s house. Over the weekend 3 of the chrysalises have hatched into beautiful butterflies and you can see the final one hatching on the time lapse here.
March 2020 - British Science Week
As part of British Science Week, children in all classes have been carrying out scientific investigations at home.
March 2020 - Year 2 hygiene investigation
As part of our science topic, we have been learning about how quickly germs can spread and how to wash our hands properly.
March 2020 - Reception Spring Walk
Reception have been on a spring walk around our school grounds. They found lots of signs that spring is on the way! They found snowdrops, daffodils, daisies and even a nest! They talked about the seasons changing and explored our outdoor environment.