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:
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?