Science at Greyfriars Academy
The science curriculum aims to develop both the child’s scientific knowledge and scientific skills. The topics are revisited in the different key stages, developing and refining the children’s knowledge and skills.
The skills taught are:
- Investigating and experimenting
- Estimating and measuring
- Sorting and classifying
- Recognising patterns
- Recording and communicating results.
We use the child’s existing knowledge and experience as the base for subsequent learning. Science activities begin with the teacher eliciting the pupils’ existing ideas on the topic. Children are given opportunities to test and develop their ideas about the physical world through hands-on, practical problem-solving activities and open-ended investigations.
You may find the following websites useful for deepening or extending your child’s scientific knowledge and skills:
Watch the animals at Edinburgh Zoo
Mommypoppins.com>kids 63 easy science experiments for kids using household stuff
BBC bitesize science ks1 or ks2