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Science

The essence of Science

 

At Albany Infants and Albany Juniors, we teach science by meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. We aim to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

 

We aim to achieve this by teaching knowledge, skills through high quality sequences of lessons which are designed to help pupils develop their understanding of:

 

  • Looking closely at the natural and human world carefully.
  • Teaching knowledge through investigations and questioning.
  • Use different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions through, testing, observing patterns and changes, grouping and classifying and using books and ICT to consolidate and explain findings.
  • Use scientific language and specific vocabulary to communicate ideas.
  • Use disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Learning about the work of famous scientists.
     
     
    Teaching is designed to take account of our five key curriculum drivers with skills and knowledge taken from our progression documents to ensure age appropriate content. Where appropriate, links are also made to ensure that children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is enhanced through science.

Curriculum Overview

At Albany Junior School, we aim to provide an enriched Science Curriculum giving many opportunities for practical lessons on a weekly basis. Our children are exposed to a wide variety of topics that are delivered in a fun and engaging way, supporting their curiosity for learning. It is our vision to teach the children about the world around them and provide opportunities through enrichment days, whole school investigations and practical activities,  whilst encouraging them to explore and question. The children are given opportunities to lean about the work of famous scientists and how their discoveries have shaped the world of today.

Mad Science

On Tuesday 22nd November we were lucky enough to have a "Mad Science" Assembly.

We learnt about sound and the way it travels. We had a great time and even enjoyed the explosion at the end!

Hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.

Mrs Wright

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