At St Oswald’s our aim is to nurture the enquiring mind and give children the opportunities to develop their own powers of reasoning. we concentrate on developing skills, attitudes and concepts through children working in small groups. The experiences we present to the children emphasise relevance to their age and previous experience and are marked by balance, continuity, progression and consistency, avoiding repetition.
Emphasis in science is placed on the importance of practical activity and the scientific process. Children work individually and in small groups taking full advantage of an extensive range of resources and so are encouraged to understand the importance of systematic enquiry, science in everyday life, scientific ideas and their communication as well as health and safety.
We follow the Cornerstones ‘Let’s Investigate’ science themes. they enable the children to plan experimental work and to develop an understanding of
- life processes; humans as organisms; green plants as organisms;
- variation and classification; living things in their environment;
- grouping and classifying materials; changing materials; separating mixtures of materials;
- forces and motion;
- light and sound;
- the Earth and beyond.
Our School Science Policy can be found here; science policy 2017
The following websites may be useful and fun for the children to use;
Engineering Interact; this is a science and Engineering interactive game
Kids Health; How to keep fit and healthy
Mini Beasts http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9fkwmn://
National Geographic for kids;https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Planet Science; http://www.planet-science.com/
NASA Kids club; https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html