Dorridge Primary School

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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

Valued and celebrated SCHOOL AIMS

Happy, healthy and safe SCHOOL AIMS

Science

Science Explore the Possibilities

Emphasis is placed on the importance of practical activity and the scientific process, in line with the National Curriculum. Children will work both individually and in small groups, taking full advantage of an extensive range of resources, and thus will be encouraged to understand the importance of systematic enquiry, science in everyday life, scientific ideas and their communication and health and safety. They will be given the opportunity to plan experimental work and to obtain and consider evidence so that they can develop an understanding of: life processes; humans as organisms; green plants as organisms; variation and classification; living things in their environment; grouping and classifying materials; changing materials; separating mixtures of materials; electricity; forces and motion; light and sound; the Earth and beyond.

Our aim is to nurture the enquiring mind and give the children opportunities to develop their own powers of reasoning. We concentrate on developing skills, attitudes and concepts through children working in small groups. Our teaching is posed as problems to solve rather than theoretical knowledge. The experiences we present to the children emphasise relevance to their age and previous experience and are marked by balance, continuity, progression and consistency, avoiding repetition. The school has a flourishing Environmental Studies area where activities are planned to support and extend the children’s understanding of their environment.

The following sites will support and enhance what we do in school. Please note that, as these are external sites, it is possible that they may change or disappear without warning!

Web icon BBC Bitesize homepage interactive science games for KS2

Web icon Engineering Interact interactive Science and Engineering for 9-11 year olds

Web icon Kids Health how to keep healthy and finding out about how your body works

Web icon Mini beasts

Web icon Manchester Children's University interactive Science activites for KS2

Web icon The Garden how to identify different organisms in the garden

Web icon Woodland Explorer

Web icon Crickweb Key Stage 1 Science and Web icon Key Stage 2

Web icon National Geographic for Kids

Web icon Planet Science try out some Science at home.

Web icon the Met Office Kids section

Web icon NASA Kids Club