Science

THE IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE

Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them.  It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge.  Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.  Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling.  This is a spur to critical and creative thought.  Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.  Pupils recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development.  They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.

Science Curriculum at Wensley Fold

Since September 2016 pupils in KS1 and KS2 have started to work towards completing the CREST Star Awards.

Completing the many science, technology, engineering and maths challenges through practical investigations will earn you a sticker for your log book and help you to work towards the CREST Star Award, CREST Superstar Award or CREST Megastar Award.

Look out for the CREST activities in your science lessons.

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are taking part in many different national investigations throughout the year 2017 as part of the BBC Terrific Scientific project.

In January we found out if we are Supertasters, Tasters or Non-tasters by investigating how many taste buds (or Fungiform Papillae) we have on our tongues.

During March 2017 KS1 and KS2 enjoyed celebrating British Science Week.

Each class went on a science trip during the week.

All of the children enjoyed a fun filled interactive visit from Flash Bang Science!

We can’t wait to celebrate the next British Science Week in March 2018.