Science at Barming
At Barming Primary School we believe that teaching and learning in Science should stimulate and excite children’s curiosity about the world around them. It provides first hand experiences and support for children to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and discuss Science through collaboration. Starting from the views already held, children are given the opportunity to have their views challenged, to change their views and ultimately improve their understanding. A planned range of practical work in meaningful contexts helps to develop a range of investigative skills and allows children to take risks and learn from their mistakes, developing them into independent learners.
We aim to
• build on the children’s natural curiosity.
• teach the children scientific knowledge.
• teach the children scientific skills.
• stimulate them to investigate, question and develop attitudes of science.
• teach them to communicate ideas using appropriate scientific language.
• teach them how to evaluate their findings and suggest explanations.
At Barming Primary School we follow the Kent Scheme for Science
The scheme contains 28 units of work, each one specifically designed to address the primary science national curriculum, which began in September 2014. Each unit contains information and advice required for teachers to provide excellent learning opportunities for their children. Each unit of study has been assigned to a particular year group in line with the guidance from the National Curriculum (2014).
Science websites to support Home Learning:
Monday 8th November - Friday 19th November 2021
On Friday 19th November 2021 we took part in Switch Off Friday to mark the end of Switch Off Fortnight 2021. Children across the school worked very hard to reduce their energy usage. They turned off unnecessary lights and devices throughout the day. All classes have an energy audit to compare to our first audit from Monday 8th November.
We saved 12.38 kWh of energy!
Working together to make small changes can have a big impact.
Fantastic effort Barming, keep up the great work!
Find out more about climate change in the links below
Outdoor Learning Day - RHS Campaign for School Gardening
On Thursday 21st May 2021 the whole school got involved in gardening across the school. Each class planted a variety of seeds, flowers, vegetables and herbs in pots around the school.
We are looking forward to seeing everywhere in full bloom in the summer!
You can find out more about the RHS Campaign for School Gardening on their website.
RHS School Gardening Award
We have achieved level 1 of the RHS School Gardening awards! We are now hoping to get level 2 and 3 next year.
Click the link below to find out what we have done to achieve level 1 and what we need to do next.
Science Day Friday 5th March 2021
Today we are celebrating the start of British Science week (5th - 14th March).
We would love you to take part in our whole school Paper Aeroplane Investigation.
The goal is for you to design and make a paper plane that will fly the furthest distance (cm/m).
The winning plane from each Key Stage will win a prize.
Use a sheet of paper (you can decide on the size), scissors, tape/glue to create your plane. You will also need a measuring tape. The winning plane will fly the furthest. Please video or photograph your plane and the distance it flew as evidence. You may also wish to complete an investigation sheet to record your designs and results. Please send in your results to your class teacher by Monday 8th March.
Have fun and good luck!
Science at Barming 2020/2021
Year 6 Electricity Investigations
Science at Barming 2019/2020
KS2 Science Club Term 3/4
In Science Club we have been trying some STEM Challenges which you could try at home.
Raft Challenge - Using only string, twigs and tape, make a floating raft. How much weight can it hold before sinking?
Balloon Challenge - Use only 10 balloons and a roll of masking tape to make the tallest free standing structure you can.
Can you try the skittle experiment at home? What happens to the colour from the sweets? Can you explain why?
We put food dye into milk and then put a washing up liquid cotton bud in the milk. What do you think will happen?