Science at Great Linford
At Great Linford Primary School we believe in a hands on approach to science. Through investigations and experiments we help our children learn about the world in new and exciting ways.
Our planning is based on the national curriculum objectives for each year group and we aim for at least half the lessons planned in a block to be active lessons.
As part of the curriculum our pupils learn:
This year we have successfully achieved our Primary Quality Science Mark which recognises excellence in science teaching and learning. We are very proud to have achieved such a prestigious award as we have worked incredibly hard to improve our science curriculum in school.
Extra Curricular Learning
If you want to do more exciting experiments at home, then check out this website full of ideas for you to try at home!
Bring in photos of your experiments at home to share at school!
www.science-sparks.com/ (EYFS and KS1)
Year 6 STEM workshop
During Science week Year 6 were extremely lucky and had a STEM engineer work with them to design and build a car. The children had to design it and then using wood they had to accurately measure and cut the wood to size. Using their understanding of angles and shapes, they had to add triangles to make it stronger.
As part of each new topic the children take part in an 'exploration lesson.' This is a lesson designed to capture the children's interest and ignite interesting questions to investigate throughout the topic. The basis of the lesson is to allow the children to explore manipulatives related to the topic. Check out the pictures of Year 5's exploration lesson into their new topic 'Earth and Space.'
It's Science Week at Great Linford!
This week the children will be taking part in some exciting science activities this week to celebrate national Science Week. To kick start the week we have had in a creative science group to work with each year group on an animal and human based workshop. Check out the pictures below!