Science

Here at AcrehHall we follow the National curriculum objectives for Science. We create exciting and real life experiences to bring Science to life and aim to encourage all children to think scientifically and become Science enthusiasts.

KS1

This year we have taken a different approach in teaching the curriculum within KS1. Science is taught within a topic-based curriculum. We have created a 2-year rolling cycle for KS1 where all curriculum areas are taught from a skills-based perspective. Children will develop their skills and confidently investigate and challenge the unknown. Science is always approached with a Key question to initiate conversation, questioning, group discussion and opinion.

KS1 Topics for academic year 2018-2019:

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Healthy Me

Toys

Life on planet earth

We’re all going on safari

How does your garden grow?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.

 

KS2

Science is about children developing a sense of enquiry and extending their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. In KS2 we use a range of teaching methods in science lessons, with an emphasis on providing a curriculum which develops and extends the children’s scientific concepts and enables them to be curious about the world. This will lead to children learning to work as scientists, planning and undertaking practical investigations wherever possible.

Throughout KS2, science is taught through a combination of cross-curricular topics and also specific subject lessons. Wherever possible, links are made between science and other subjects, particularly literacy (recording and reporting), maths (accurate measuring and data recording), history (the work of influential scientists over time), geography (science of geology, habitats and other earth sciences) DT and ICT.  Activities are planned to ensure coverage of the relevant key science skills and knowledge for each year group, with particular importance placed on children working practically so that they can make discoveries for themselves.

To find out more about what each year is covering, please visit the relevant class page where you will find a whole year coverage plan.

We are developing Science through the school and making links with the local community around us. This year we had an incredible Science week where we worked closely with the STEM team at Wellacre Boys Academy to give the children hands on learning experiences and explore how science is in everything around us.

Space Week 2018

Acre Hall are working towards achieving the Space Mark. This is an accreditation that promotes the use of space as a stimulus for learning and engagement. For more information about the activities that took place during Space Week 2018 click the link below.

https://thedunhamtrust.org.uk/acre-hall/an-out-of-this-world-space-week/