The main focus of science for key stage 1 on our National Curriculum is to enable children to experience and observe the world around them. We do this by:
We help to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of enquiry to answer their own questions.
As a school we use simple measurements and equipment to gather our data and carry out simple tests and experiments that are both fun and informative. We will then record the data and share our findings.
Programmes of study
Animals, including humans
Uses of everyday materials
Living things and their habitats
Things to do
Big Bird Watch
Every year the RSPB conduct the Big Schools Birdwatch. This survey is about counting the numbers of birds that visit our school grounds. Why not conduct your own bird watch survey to observe the birds that visit your garden?
What to do:
Just a little fun!
Mrs Legg has created a few different quizzes that challenges you to identify birds, animals, fruit & vegetables! The bird one also has an excellent set of instructions for making a bird cake! Enjoy!
NHM Family Festival: Dinosaurs
The Natural History Museum are hosting a virtual festival of dinosaur themed activities from the 10th-19th April. You can join in with the fun including activities such as making an origami dinosaur, baking dinosaur footprint cookies, finding out what dinosaur you are and going on a virtual dinosaur dig.
The Wildlife Trust - Wildlife Webcams
Ospreys, puffins, peregrines, owls...and more! Watch wildlife on webcams provided by Wildlife Trusts across the British Isles. The webcams allow you an view of intriguing behaviours such as nesting and hatching.
What can you find out about our native species?
Cygnets and Ducklings
Share the story of Lucky Duck together.
Can you create your own bird using a paper plate? Make sure your bird has a beak, wings and a tail. Get creative!
Encourage more birds to visit your garden by making your own birdcake.
Butterflies and Dragonflies
We have been finding out about materials and more recently we used this knowledge to create our own boats. Find a range of household materials and create your own test to see which materials float or sink. How could you share your findings?
You could follow the instructions to make an origami boat. Can you make a prediction, test it and share your findings? Was this a good material to use for a boat?
You could have a go at making your own boats out of different materials and testing their properties. Which materials worked well, which materials were not suitable and why?
Otters and Kingfishers
Can you build the solar system using household objects for example using fruit? Consider the order of the planets and how you could represent these.
Look for constellations in the night sky. Can you find out about Orion and any other constellations?
Maddie’s Do You Know?
Youtube – LETS GO LIVE with Maddie and Greg
Live daily science based stream at 11am https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate
Brilliant Bodies Week