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22/10/21

Congratulations to Lois in Penguin Class for achieving her Diamond Standard in presentation. https://t.co/wCPhuA8cdM

22/10/21

More from our fabulous Cultural Day event! https://t.co/0ewNK3l3Ui

22/10/21

Thank you to all our parents who came into our Cultural Day event yesterday, it was great to share their learning with you and enjoy activities together. https://t.co/RyduR5CTPo

22/10/21

It is wonderful seeing so many children in their traditional dress to end our fabulous Cultural Week! https://t.co/HG8ZiVebmy

21/10/21

Happy Birthday to Harrison, Harley, Jasmine, Monte, Alexandru and Evelyn celebrating their birthdays this week and next week, we hope you have fantastic day. https://t.co/laD4yMAXQD

20/10/21

Penguin Class had a basketball tournament today! https://t.co/7SwKO1edaW

20/10/21

Penguin Class enjoyed learning about Nigeria and Kenya as part of Cultural Week. https://t.co/Vl2A3VEcbc

20/10/21

Year 5 really enjoyed tasting Nigerian Jollof Rice this week during Cultural Week. https://t.co/kMz6SeEgkr

19/10/21

Saiya spoke to the children about Canada and Pakistan this week as part of Cultural week, well done! https://t.co/VAJLoig70v

19/10/21

Mr Smith came in to speak to about Australia for our Cultural Week, thank you! https://t.co/iVJh5CsKtF

19/10/21

More from our fabulous Cultural Week, thank you to Arjan's Dad who came in to talk about Sikhism. https://t.co/fmAIof0iCU

19/10/21

Keiva in Year 5 has painted this wonderful canvas, well done it is fantastic! https://t.co/QohlM3feZF

19/10/21

The start to our Cultural Week has been amazing!! Thank you to our parents who are giving up their time to speak to the children this week, we really appreciate it here is Mrs Okeleke talking to them about Nigeria. https://t.co/fbhta6SOJl

19/10/21

RockSteady were enjoying their rehearsals yesterday. https://t.co/d3kacePCNS

19/10/21

Our School Council have been busy updating the child friendly safeguarding policy during their meeting today. https://t.co/CFgRA1uClI

19/10/21

Space 2 Talk sessions. Please see the flyer for information. No formal diagnosis is required to access any of their services. To attend the sessions please follow this link to book: https://t.co/AnrUSL8IVQ https://t.co/5ZCWTJyM7d

18/10/21

Owl Class have been making life-size skeletons by drawing around their bodies and labelling the parts with scientific names. https://t.co/wpD8bGc9sF

15/10/21

Patrick Tootal has been speaking to Year 5 and 6 about his experiences as a child in World War 2. https://t.co/FOwyiVs06d

15/10/21

The Governors enjoyed meeting with the School Council today. https://t.co/b7TOV5lcad

15/10/21

A wonderful montage of artwork linked to Vincent van Gogh, a special thank you to Megan in Year 5 for creating beautiful canvases. https://t.co/am7bSPRC6c

15/10/21

Poppy in Year 6 has written a fantastic final published piece of work on her evacuee learning. https://t.co/VSKAdPlpXi

15/10/21

Chloe with her fabulous Diamante poem. https://t.co/rkzdNmTOSy

15/10/21

Some wonderful examples of the final outcomes of what the children have learnt about the Amazon rainforest. https://t.co/35V9zvxuDZ

15/10/21

Kai and Arabella are showcasing their learning on the Amazon rainforest. https://t.co/fu6dwJhQBu

15/10/21

Astrid is busy completing her published work on her rainforest learning. https://t.co/5PoYJNP7tK

15/10/21

Our Governors have been visited school today with a focus on reading, they enjoyed hearing some of our pupils read to them. https://t.co/gUbBiknjC2

14/10/21

Dolphin Class have been busy starting to make their Anderson Shelters linked to their WW2 learning. https://t.co/WpErRZAAZe

14/10/21

We held a Rights Respecting Assembly today focusing on International Day for Disaster Reduction. The children learnt about the impact of disasters and the advances the world has made in making places safer from disasters. https://t.co/WGYsYhnuvr

12/10/21

Panda Class have been taking their first steps learning to ride a bike today, they have enjoyed a balanceability session on balance bikes. 🚴‍♀️ https://t.co/4rQMwsqNo7

11/10/21

Happy Birthday to Daisy, Ava, Madison, CeCe and Lily-Ann who are celebrating their birthdays this week, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/uRAQ3WWHu4

11/10/21

Well done to jasmine for her amazing maths learning! https://t.co/ifSlbXEKHB

11/10/21

Thank you for all your generous Harvest donations, we enjoyed celebrating Harvest Festival on Friday and thank you to everyone who volunteered and came to the service. https://t.co/rgMcvq0Uku

08/10/21

We are celebrating World Mental Health Day on Sunday. Our website has great information and resources to support your wellbeing, follow this link to take a look: https://t.co/OHoM0FmrRy https://t.co/Geb0Q2nIti

06/10/21

Debate club are putting forward the debate 'It's good to be famous'. They are planning their arguments for and against. https://t.co/j7G2tEOPv5

05/10/21

Meet our new School Councilors who have been elected this week. https://t.co/Zyiu55PqQO

05/10/21

Happy Birthday to Raj, Chloe, Max and Krista celebrating their birthdays this week, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/0C6I8LeXTS

04/10/21

On Friday's in assembly we celebrate the children's commitment to the wider curriculum. This week we focused on musical talent, everyone enjoyed the performance! 🎼 https://t.co/qxtv4CIpUC

29/09/21

Lily-Ann in Penguin Class has written this fabulous published version of a setting description from Goodnight Mr Tom! https://t.co/ltD1IoZ1Q5

29/09/21

We are taking bookings for our Open Morning tours for prospective parents, who have children due to start school in September 2022. Please see the flyer for dates and details of how to book. We look forward to welcoming you into our school. https://t.co/HQzCu9StqR

27/09/21

Happy Birthday to Hayden celebrating his birthday this week, we hope you have a great day! https://t.co/Rts1l5vMPV

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

Talk for Primary Science 

 

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

Inspiring Scientists - Diversity In British Science: https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/diversity-in-science/inspiring-scientists/

 

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.