Science at Grange Park
At Grange Park, we take a very practical approach to science. We believe that children learn best when they are 'hands on'.
At the bottom of the page you can view our long term plan. This ensures coverage and progression in each year group. Check back regularly to see the different things we have been up to.
Below you will find out intent, impact and implementation statement for Science.
Year 5 have been investigating the best habitat for a maggot. We created different habitats and then tried to keep our maggots alive as long as possible.
There was something very fishy going on in year 2, As part of their learning about how animals are adapted to their habitat, they identified the different parts of a squid and thought about how each part helped them to survive.
Year one have been investigating their sense of sight. We tried some very easy tasks such as moving cubes from one cup to another, pouring a drink and touching the end of a pencil. We then had to cover one of our eyes to see if it was easier or harder. We couldn't believe how difficult it was.
Children are assessed at the end of every lesson. We assess the children on what they have been able to explain, rather than what they have been able to write. Science is split into 5 areas; explaining science, classification, designing experiments, data tables and graphs and making conclusions. Each of our topics focuses on developing the skills in two of those areas. At the end of each lesson, children are assessed as working below, working at or working above in the 2 areas. At the end of the unit an overall judgement is then made. This allows staff to track children's progress throughout the topic and offer immediate support and challenge where necessary. This is tracked by using a sticker, like the one below, at the end of every lesson.
The children's work is evidenced through a mixture of writing in books, photographs and learning stories. The children produce a high standard of written work. Have a look at some of the work below.
Long Term Plan
Our long term plan ensures depth and coverage of both skills and knowledge across all year groups.