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19/10/20

We have received a delivery of some wonderful new books for our school today. https://t.co/kWKqLv9v1C

19/10/20

Tiger Class have enjoyed 'Beat the Goalie' today, some children were playing with Miss Daniels in goal! https://t.co/2G0XEGnX2l

19/10/20

Dolphin Class have completed their 2.6 mile mini marathon! https://t.co/wFCjt6kkBq

16/10/20

We are looking forward to our PTA Beat the Goalie Sponsored event next week! https://t.co/NIIBumSv4T

16/10/20

Here is a sneaky peek of our new published display! https://t.co/qg5jTJYScX

15/10/20

Happy Birthday to Lily-Ann and CeCe in Owl Class, have a fabulous day. https://t.co/nYsa0gLEyl

13/10/20

Happy Birthday to Madison in Owl Class, have a fabulous day! https://t.co/DvmtArTIjR

13/10/20

Penguin and Dolphin Class have been enthralled by the text 'Cosmic' by As part of their extended writing they have written a diary entry with a flashback for our awe inspiring display! https://t.co/K6ZVHC2Lld

12/10/20

Owl Class have been developing their skills in weaving, we are looking forward to seeing the outcomes at the end of the week. https://t.co/tqMNalwhSj

12/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about Anglo-Saxons. They have been using their sticky knowledge to recall facts. https://t.co/I1z69zHdna

12/10/20

Panda Class have been getting creative with numbers linking to their topic 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. https://t.co/BxVuoMdZAW

12/10/20

Emma in Alpaca Class has produced outstanding writing. https://t.co/BE9Ust4Gmu

12/10/20

Here's a sneak peek of our publishing! https://t.co/9ABhYCxrAA

09/10/20

Tiger Class have been writing a diary entry as one of the brave soldiers in their text 'Major Glad Major Dizzy'. https://t.co/nK0R9jfVqc

09/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about sound. They investigated vibrations using a tuning fork, it was brilliant! https://t.co/XytrHXqpKg

09/10/20

Happy Birthday to Daisy in Penguin Class who will be celebrating her birthday at the weekend, have a fantastic day. https://t.co/m5iDbj6RdT

08/10/20

We have celebrated our Virtual Harvest Festival in School today, thank you to all of our parents for their generous Harvest Donations. https://t.co/PDKnflRCpJ

06/10/20

Yesterday Panda Class found and planted 5 magic golden beans; look what they have grown into!! There was a message from the top of the beanstalk, so we have been busy writing and drawing replies. https://t.co/OaNtzplcgz

06/10/20

Thank you to all of our parents for your generosity with Harvest donations. https://t.co/FKUogxbcjv

06/10/20

Happy Birthday to Chloe and Max in Meerkat Class celebrating their birthdays today! https://t.co/bMt9IuBqsj

05/10/20

Join us in celebrating World Teachers day today! https://t.co/Zplr1Cf5NL

05/10/20

Owl Class have investigated pitch in Science using jam jars and water. https://t.co/ipQS1koRoP

05/10/20

Riley decorated an Anglo-Saxon Sword! https://t.co/o9tXZBWyip

05/10/20

Ashton in Owl Class has used his cup to communicate with his brother. https://t.co/Kv7AmEp6Kf

02/10/20

Happy Birthday to Hayden in Owl Class who is celebrating his birthday today and Raj in Owl Class who will be celebrating at the weekend, have a great day! https://t.co/ZO2oxMTkZw

01/10/20

The sensory garden is now open for the children to enjoy a little bit of quiet time. It took 37 wheel barrows of pea shingle to fill the area! The plants have been planted and the boxes have been weather proofed, we hope they enjoy this area. https://t.co/yEOBcxIeQ5

01/10/20

A fun lunch was had by all in school today! https://t.co/XgbNVza8ET

29/09/20

Alpaca Class have been exploring floating and sinking in Science. https://t.co/3bQV2VW8hC

29/09/20

Madison has created a fantastic first draft of her writing, we are looking forward to seeing the final published version! https://t.co/2tEQdqribD

28/09/20

Our sensational sensory garden and wellbeing space is almost complete! https://t.co/WMV8FgtoPT

28/09/20

Tiger Class have been enjoying playing tennis today. https://t.co/nSF8vSD1zZ

28/09/20

Tiger Class have been carrying out experiments to determine which materials are water resistance and water proof. https://t.co/KowPocS34V

28/09/20

In Science Year 3 made kazoos to investigate pitch, apologies from Mrs Hetherington if you had a noisy weekend! https://t.co/3l7YMcrtVL

28/09/20

Anglo Saxons invaded England because their home was floodlands which is not good for farming, Year 3 planted cress in good soil and flooded soil to see which grew. https://t.co/mPbRPELZBy

25/09/20

In Science, Owl Class have made Kazoos to explore pitch, they found out the longer the elastic band the lower the sound! https://t.co/sx6Ggk0YJl

24/09/20

Happy Birthday to Teddie in Owl Class and Nye in Alpaca Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/cu9hQIVxaK

24/09/20

Meerkat Class read over 100 time in a week and enjoyed playing on the trim trail for their reward. https://t.co/SzMglyyyUD

23/09/20

Some children in Year 6 are taking part in Bikeability this week, they are having a great time whilst learning how to stay safe while riding a bike. https://t.co/QOxLiqnXTd

22/09/20

Tiger Class have been sorting and classifying materials based on their properties in science. They have also been learning where the letters are on a keyboard in computing. https://t.co/wnj4h80wmL

21/09/20

Happy Birthday to Bryan in Meerkat Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/MpOzTpNvlW

Science

Introduction: 

“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science, encouraging inquiry-based learners.

The experience of pupils using scientific methods of investigation should develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities to developing children’s questioning. The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum taught throughout the school, which is linked into our knowledge-based curriculum learning. We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide, will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of education and adulthood.

The teaching sequence in Science

In Science, like all other subjects, we recognise the importance of the methods and practice of teaching (the pedagogy) we choose to use in enabling pupils to know more, understand more and remember more. In Science, the following approaches will be used, and be evident in pupils’ books, in order to ensure that the Science learning opportunities are as effective as possible and that pupils progress throughout the year and across year groups during their history experiences in school:

For more information, please click here.

Assessment

We assess using materials from the Pixl website that are task-based exercises rather than test papers. Teachers record pupil’s attainment through a variety of methods such as observations, photographs, written feedback, questioning and class discussion. To ensure children have a good understanding of the components, teachers provide opportunity throughout each lesson to reflect on their learning and recall facts.

Question 1: When light bounces off a surface, it is..

Tick the correct answer

absorbed

 

dissolved

 

reflected

 

bounced

 

 

Progression and vocabulary - full information

 

Useful websites:

BBC Bitesize Science: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Reach out reporter from Imperial College London: https://www.reachoutreporter.com

Activities and ideas to do science at home: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 1

Intention 1:

To build a Science curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge.

Implementation: 

  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and Learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of Science.
  • Knowledge Organisers Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply to their written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills.
  • Children will access resources to acquire learning through Science equipment, digital technology, practical experiences and school enhancement experiences. Children will use a range of secondary resources to develop their knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning.

Impact:

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science with a real-life context.

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 2

Intention 2:

To build a Science curriculum which, enables children to become inquiry based learners.

Implementation:

  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and Learning should plan for practical investigative opportunities within Science lessons termly.
  • Children will reflect on previous learning and cross curricula links will be made through Literacy and Theme. Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together, enabling them to question and become enquiry based learners.
  • Educational Visits -  Where applicable links to Science will be made to develop the children’s topical learning.
  • British Values and PSHE
  • Children will learn and revisit the importance of our world and how it should be treated.

Impact:

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science with a real-life context.
  • Children will be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  • Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
  • Children will be able to explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically.