Children at George Eliot love science!
We are very proud to have achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) in 2018 and continue to improve our science teaching and learning every year.
What will my child learn?
Have a look at our Science Curriculum for details about what your child will learn in each year group.
What does this look like in the classroom?
Throughout every year group as well as learning lots of scientific facts, we also focus on developing Working Scientifically skills. These include asking questions, planning and carrying out investigations, recording and presenting results, and using data to answer questions. We learn more skills every year as we progress through school. We learn these through different enquiry types including Identifying and classifying, Pattern Seeking, Observing Over Time, Fair Test and Research.
I am a scientist!
Our curriculum includes opportunities to develop children’s Science Capital – this means all the ideas and experiences that contribute towards children seeing themselves as scientists. We include visits, workshops and chances to meet scientists from a range of fields throughout the curriculum. So far this year we have met some amazing scientists on Zoom!
Scientists Love To Read
We have also chosen lots of books to read in our English lessons that link to our science learning.
We have an Edible Playground. Every class in school has an area where they grow fruit and vegetables. We prepare the soil, plant seeds, water the plants, check their growth and harvest the food when it is ready.