Science

YEAR 5 LEARNING SUMMARY

Thinking scientifically

  • Pupils will be able to demonstrate the use of evidence when answering questions and present these ideas in a real life context.
  • Pupils will be able to respond to ideas given to answer questions and identify differences, similarities or changes in simple scientific ideas.

Understanding the applications and implications of science

  • Pupils will be able to explain the purposes of scientific developments.
  • Pupils will be able to identify aspects of our lives or jobs which are based on scientific ideas.

Communicating and collaborating in science

  • Pupils will be able to use scientific language when communicating ideas or processes and present simple data in more than one way.
  • Pupils will be able to identify simple advantages of working together on experiments or investigations.

Using investigative approaches

  • Pupils will be able to recognise obvious risks in practical based work and make some accurate observations or use whole number measurements.
  • Pupils will be able to identify one or more control variable in an investigation.

Working Critically with evidence

  • Pupils will be able to identify straightforward patterns when observing data in graphs, tables or charts.

Pupils will be able to describe the results of an experiment or investigation linking cause and effect.

YEAR 6 LEARNING SUMMARY

Thinking scientifically

  • Pupils will be able to identify the scientific evidence used to prove or disprove an idea.
  • Pupils will be able to use simple models to explain scientific ideas and processes

Understanding the applications and implications of science

  • Pupils will be able to describe simple positive & negative results and the consequences of scientific developments.
  • Pupils will be taught to recognise practical uses of simple scientific ideas and be able to identify parts of Science used within a particular job or career.

 Communicating and collaborating in Science

  • Pupils will be able to use appropriate scientific forms of language to explain ideas and processes along with selecting the most suitable way of presenting data.
  • Pupils will be able to use suitable scientific and mathematical ideas when writing and talking about ideas & information.

Using investigative approaches

  • Pupils will be able to make sets of observations or measurements and identify the range & intervals used.
  • Pupils will be able to identify possible risks to themselves and others and decide when it is appropriate to carry out a fair test.

Working Critically with evidence

  • Pupils will be able to identify patterns in data in various formats including line graphs and write straightforward conclusions identifying the scientific evidence.
  • Pupils will also be able to suggest improvements to the way work is carried out.

YEAR 7 LEARNING SUMMARY

Thinking scientifically

  • Pupils use abstract ideas and models to explain the solutions to problems and questions even when there is no definitive answer.
  • Pupils recognise how creative thinking leads scientists to solve problems and develop

 Understanding the applications and implications of science

  • Pupils will be able to describe different viewpoints that a range of people may have about a development in Science & Technology.
  • Pupils will be able to identify ethical & moral issues linked to developments in Science & Technology.

Communicating and collaborating in science

  • Pupils will be able to distinguish between opinion and scientific evidence and use this to support or challenge an argument.
  • Pupils will be able to decide on the most appropriate format to present sets of data such as line graphs for continuous data.

 Using investigative approaches

  • Pupils will be able to make and act on suggestions to control the risks to themselves and others.
  • They will also be able to recognise the variables within questions, selecting the most suitable to investigate.
  • Pupils will be able to repeat sets of observations & measurements when appropriate.

Working Critically with evidence

  • Pupils will be able to interpret data in different formats and recognise obvious mistakes in the results as well as writing valid conclusions that are supported by scientific evidence.
  • Pupils will be able to evaluate work and make practical suggestions about how the work can be improved.

YEAR 8 LEARNING SUMMARY

Thinking scientifically

  • Pupils will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of particular models used to explain events which can occur in Science.
  • Pupils will be able to describe evidence, interpreting it to offer arguments for or against an idea.

Understanding the applications and implications of science

  • Pupils will be able to explain how societies are affected by scientific ideas and describe how different decisions on the use of Science & Technology are made in the world.
  • Pupils will be able to describe how aspects of Science are applied in particular jobs or roles.

Communicating and collaborating in science

  • Pupils will be able to choose suitable ways of presenting and communicating data with justification for the choice.
  • Pupils will be able to identify the lack of balance in the presentation of information or evidence.

Using investigative approaches

  • Pupils will be able to independently recognise a range of risks and take steps to control these.
  • Pupils will be able to apply knowledge and understanding in the planning of investigations identifying the dependent and independent variables.

Working Critically with evidence

  • Pupils will be able to write conclusions that are consistent with evidence and explain this using knowledge & understanding.
  • Pupils will be taught how to make valid comments about the quality of the data which has been collected.

STEM WEEK Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

Below is a video showing the variety of experiences that our young scientists took part in during Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UU83MPs4eY

RECYCLING FASHION SHOW

Year 6 students held a recycling fashion show that would rival any Italian catwalk.  They planned, designed and created various costumes and outfits from plastics, metals, paper and unwanted fabrics before inviting parents to view the spectacular event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MONDT9j-Rs

REWARDS TRIP (Ecton Mine)

Our young scientists in Year 6 have been rewarded with an educational field trip thanks to our near neighbours and good friends at Ecton Mine.  This was our second trip organised by Head of Science, Mrs Hulme, to the historic mining area having visited there last year.  A short film of the rewarding experience can be seen below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRs6goN8J-w

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