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.
For our Science Policy CLICK HERE
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.
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.
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.
On Friday the 25th of May, Year 4 went for a visit to the Think Tank Science Museum in Birmingham. We visited around five different galleries in the museum as well as the Science Garden outside. As part of our visit we were able to see the wonderful animals and fossils in the Amazing Animals gallery and we also had a fantastic Amazing Animals workshop led by Rachel. In this workshop the children were able to touch and stroke various stuffed animals and see other fossils. At the end of the workshop we were able to classify the animals which linked to our learning in Science this term. All of the children agreed that it made for a wonderful day which really reinforced a lot of our learning in Science this year.
On Tuesday 13th March 2018, the enthusiastic Reception children and staff went to the Wild Zoological Park. After a bumpy coach journey, which included cheering our way through the rolling hills in the countryside and excitedly naming the animals on the farm, we arrived at the zoo.
The classes observed exploring different animals from around the world. The children were fascinated to watch the antics of the animals led by Zachary the zookeeper, including snakes, wallabies and marmosets. Highlights included a macaw swooping across the education centre while the children and adults keep lowering their heads, and a binturong (bearcat) called Baloo who smells like fresh popcorn!
Each class also experienced a classroom session where we were able to meet and touch a tortoise, a skink, a snake and a bearded dragon as well a jumping hedgehog!
The return journey was considerably quieter than the outward one, with many worn out children falling asleep. The children were very well-behaved and were a credit to the school. We had a great trip and the children have been able to talk with great enthusiasm about our day out.
Many thanks to the staff and volunteers who organised and accompanied the trip.