As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.

For the Programmes of Study CLICK HERE

Mr A Rawlinson has curriculum responsibility for science and  can be contacted if you require further information.
Please contact the school office for further details.

 

Our Vision

At Goldthorn Park Primary School our vision for science is to provide a curriculum which offers the children the opportunity to explore the world so that they have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.  We aim to nurture children’s curiosity through practical experiences that inspire questions and inquiry. Our children will be life-long learners who continue to have an active role in science.

Science is all around us and is an important part of our daily life.
We are encouraging children to think scientifically about the world around them in a fun and engaging way. 
To support our children to do this we will be providing a range of practical investigations on the  school website for you to complete at home. 
Thank you in advance for your continued support.

 

         

     

March 2021

Children took part in a special science day. Click on the box below to see what they got up to!

March 2020

Year 6 focussed their learning during Science Day on taste. Our first investigation aimed to prove a scientific theory that children prefer sweet foods and dislike bitter tasting foods.
 Are you a supertaster? Well...Year 6 aimed to find out if they were by counting the number of fungiform papillae on their tongues. We painted our tongues with blue food colouring and repeated the counting 4 times and took an average to determine the total number. Our observations found that the majority of children were classed as tasters which backed up the scientific evidence.

  

 

To celebrate British Science Week, children in Year 4 have been investigating: 'What materials make the best thermal insulator?'
We made our predictions before conducting our investigation.
In the afternoon, we shared our results with Key Stage 2 in a special assembly.

Well done to the children who took part in our mini performance!

  

 

October 2019

This term in Science Year 1 have been investigating their 5 senses. Here are some pictures of some the investigations we have carried out.

Here we are investigating and describing different smells.

We sorted different objects into different textures.

We had a taste testing session to investigate different types of tastes (sour, bitter, sweet, and salty).

Year 4 have been exploring how materials can change state. We can describe the particles and how they move in a solid, liquid and a gas. 
We've had lots of fun melting chocolate into a liquid and then reversing it back into a solid! 


In science, Year 6 have all enjoyed learning many facts about light and how we see things.
Year 6 have been working scientifically by investigating how shadows behave. We made some predictions and then we collected data in a table to see how shadows changed depending on the distance of the light source from the opaque object. In another fascinating investigation, we explored how we can bend light using mirrors. This was a fun activity where we had to hit a hidden object with a beam of light using mirrors to reflect the light.  This has been a great topic where we have learnt, through hands-on investigations, facts about light.

  

July 2019

During our Science week, Year 4 focussed on human digestion.  We explored the names and functions of the parts of the body involved in digestion but we needed to really understand how it worked . . . so we recreated our digestive systems using equipment found in most people’s houses.  It was great, smelly, but great!  Ask your child how digestions works and be prepared for all of the fascinating facts and delicious smell descriptions.