At Leamington Community Primary School we aim to teach Science in a fun, engaging and motivating way. From a very early age, children are curious about the world they live in.  They instinctively explore and interact in their physical environment.  Children are constantly developing new ideas, observing their effects and naturally testing them.  Children’s concepts are therefore initially based upon first hand exploration.  Primary Science is concerned with the development of process skills and concepts that draw upon these natural interests and abilities.  Pupils should be given opportunities to observe, investigate, experiment, discover and communicate their ideas in a variety of ways enabling them to learn about the way things are and why they behave as they do.  It is essential that Primary Science provides the foundations of skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to understand the world around them.

Aims

At Leamington C.P. School, when teaching Science it is intended that pupils will:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to every day experiences.
  • develop different ways of thinking, finding out about and communicating scientific ideas and information.
  • learn to predict, observe, record and analyse appropriately and accurately, the results of practical tasks.
  • be able to design and conduct fair tests.
  • develop the ability to use scientific apparatus safely and effectively.
  • develop interest and enthusiasm for Science.
  • develop caring attitudes in relation to human beings, other living creatures, the environment and materials that they handle.

Please take a look at our Age Related Expectations and Science Policy for further information.

Useful Links:

Interactive Games

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific/curations/zq674qt

https://www.coolmath-games.com/1-science-games

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/revision/Science/

Fun Science at home

http://www.scienceboffins.co.uk/science-corner/popular-fun-science-to-try-at-home

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/