Science Curriculum Page
Coming soon: After-school science clubs!!!
At Kestrels' Field, we believe that science is a subject which allows us to become explorers, investigators and inventors.
We will learn about the world by asking questions, conducting investigations, working outdoors and using hands-on, enquiry based learning.
Children will learn to work scientifically by observing, identifying, classifying, predicting, reasoning and problem-solving.
What are we learning?
Please see the programme of study for each year group to see what we will be learning this year!
Science in action!
British Science Week 2018
This year, to celebrate British Science Week, we invited the Education Group in to conduct a CSI inspired forensic workshop with years 3-6. We learned all about what makes us similar and different, what forensics is and the role that DNA plays in crime scene investigations. Then we went on to solve our own crimes!
Every year we invite a representative from the 'Mad Science' organisation. They arrive and enthuse the children about science with a particular area of science. Last November, we had 'Crazy Pete'! After the assemblies, children are informed of a 'Mad Science 'after school club that they could attend for six weeks. 'Crazy Pete' delivered a brilliant assembly and carried out an experiment using hydrochloric acid! The result was fantastic!
See below to find out what the children saw!
British Science week at Kestrels’ Field Primary School
The week commencing Monday 14th March was ‘British Science Week’! We organised an assembly on Wednesday 16th March to celebrate science in our school. Each year group had to carry out an experiment to show what they have recently learned in science as part of their topic work.
Year 2 used small, medium and large paper aeroplanes and threw them to find out which one would land first. The whole school took a vote and decided it would be the smallest – and they were right!
Year 3 Discussed the difference between solids, liquids and gases. They named the main differences and showed different solids, blew up balloons to show a gas and demonstrated, using bottles of juice, the properties of a liquid. They ended by showing an experiment whereby a gas was produced in a liquid by using antacid tablets! The liquid produced so much carbon dioxide in the bag– it exploded!
Year 4 They used a completed circuit to show how a light bulb is switched on. They explained that there are many factors if the light bulb did not light up. The other year 4 class demonstrated how a motor is used to spin around. Again the circuit needed to be complete to work. One boy thought it would be better to attached a piece of paper to the end so that it would be easier to see the reaction! Very scientific thinking!
Year 5 Their experiment was to find out if celery soaks up liquid. They found that if it was just water then it would not be visible to anyone so they decided to colour the water. By doing so, when the celery was left in the liquid the colour showed half way up proving that water is soaked up into celery when left over night.
Year 6 They conducted an experiment to find out if an orange would sink or float with the peel on and what would happen with the peel off. They found that the air pockets in the orange peel kept the orange buoyant and without the peel the orange sank!
All the experiments were fantastic and were greatly received. All the children were enthused about science – which was the aim of the session.