The Science curriculum at Highfield St Matthew’s intends to inspire children, encouraging them to be inquisitive about the world. It nurtures their innate curiosity and enables them to develop a range of skills, vocabulary and knowledge that are useful across their learning and in modern society. We want to equip children with knowledge to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions.
Our long term plan for Science is designed to extend children's knowledge, skills and vocabulary as they move through the school.
Year 1 unlocking task!
Our Bodies and their Senses
Science unlocking task! The children have been hooked into our new science topic all about our bodies and our senses! They have shown great knowledge by matching the labels on the body picture and adding their own
This term, Year 4 are learning about 'Forces and Magnets'. Here is a knowledge organiser to support the children's vocabulary and recall of facts.
At Highfield St Matthews, we build upon each child's learning as they move through the school. Below is a road map which shows how learning progresses though school.
On the 6th March, some of our Year 3 children took part in a science quiz and a practical investigation alongside a number of other schools. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially dissecting a real owl pellet!
Unlocking Science in Year 3 for 'Animals, Including Humans'
Mrs Saunders and Miss Mitchell would like to announce the school eco-council
Y1M: Lucas P, Charlie L Y1C: Riley S, Alice B
Miss Mitchell and Mrs Saunders had the pleasure of taking four of our new 'Eco-Champions to the Wigan Eco-School Conference. We had a insightful experience and gathered many new ideas to become more eco-friendly in our school.
We chose to walk to the conference to reduce air pollution and promote well-being. On our return, the eco-champions decided to pick up litter to clean up our environment! We have decided that every small decision makes a contribution to our world. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
Anabelle: "It was a fun day. I care about clean air."
Noah: "I really enjoyed it today because I really felt like I was doing something to help the environment."
Charlie: "The presentations helped me to think about how to reduce plastic waste."
Olivia: "Walking to school isn't just fun, it helps the environment to reduce air pollution."
Our school Eco-champions would like to invite you all to create a no-idling poster for a Wigan Eco-schools competition.
Below is our Science Curriculum Policy