Science

'The science of today is the technology of tomorrow' Edward Teller

'Science has great beauty' Marie Curie

We will teach the children to work scientifically by teaching the skills of:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Setting up tests
  • Observing and measuring
  • Recording data
  • Interpretation and communicating results
  • Evaluating

We teach the children the children about:

  • Humans including animals
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Plants, livings things and their habitats
  • Forces and magnets
  • Everyday materials and their properties
  • States of matter
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth in space

We want our children to be inquisitive in nature, we encourage them to ask questions and explore theories.  Our children love science investigations and we plan in as many of the five types of enquiry as we can to develop their working scientifically skills.

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

At Morley Victoria we teach science as a weekly lesson.  The curriculum is carefully planned so that the children progress their scientific knowledge and skills year on year.  Our focus in Science is to teach with an emphasis on working scientifically and build on these skills throughout key stages 1 and 2. Our school also wants our children to be excited about science and so plans engaging and memorable visits, investigations and trips.  We also investigate a famous scientist every year, observe worldwide science events and make regular links to our everyday lives so our children can understand how science has shaped our history and will continue to develop our future.

"It is our job to educate the scientists of the future!"  MV Staff

"I love doing experiments in science."  MV Pupil

"My favourite subject to teach."  MV Staff

Click here for a list of our top reading books for science in Foundation and Key Stage One and Key Stage Two

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