Welcome to Northcote’s Science Page!
Our Subject Leader for Science is Mrs Monks.
Below is an overview of our Science Curriculum.
We are currently in the process of identifying core knowledge and skills for each unit of work.
Science at Northcote
The principal focus of Science in Key Stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They should be encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. Our teaching will help children to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information.
They will begin to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways. Most of the learning about science will be done through the use of first-hand practical experiences, but there will also be some use of appropriate secondary sources, such as books, photographs and videos.
In Key Stage 2 we use the Haringey Education Partnership Science Scheme to support teaching and learning. Scope, sequencing, coherence and rigour are the four key principles that underpin this part of our curriculum curriculum. These principles ensure our curriculum is accessible for all children and maximises their progression. We follow the National Curriculum for science and 6 topics are studied per year. At its core our science curriculum prioritises pupils’ comprehension and application of scientific concepts, so they can use them to make sense of the modern world. We ensure opportunities are provided to demonstrate understanding through application to formal knowledge as well as in informal, everyday experience. We emphasise the significant contributions to science made by scientists from diverse backgrounds.
Northcote Science Policy:
WANT TO TRY SOME FUN, SIMPLE SCIENCE AT HOME?
Click on this link to find a whole host of simple science experiments you can do at home. Take pictures and send them into school or tweet them to @NorthcoteSch. We love to see learning at home!
TRY THESE SCAVENGER HUNTS AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN!!