Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Primary School

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Science Information

Science is taught each term in order to cover all science topics in the National Curriculum. Each year group has science focus areas, all of which will be covered in depth. First hand practical experience is paramount as is the teaching of scientific skills. Our Science Lead is Miss H Bostock.

Children are encouraged to be independent and collaborative scientific investigators by their involvement in exciting practical investigations. Children are encouraged to be creative and make learning to be more relevant to themselves by suggesting and completing their own experiments. 

In Science pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical processes. They evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language language, drawings, charts and tables.

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In order to inspire and prepare our pupils for the world of work, we want them to understand how learning Science can be useful to them in everyday life and in their future careers.

As Scientists our pupils could be:

  • Biology: A Veterinary Surgeon, A Marine Biologist, A Physiotherapist, A Teacher.
  • Chemistry: A Lab Technician, A Pharmacist, A Forensic Scientist, A Teacher.
  • Physics: A Research scientist, An Aerospace Engineer, An Optical engineer, A Weather Presenter, A Teacher.

You can find more ideas for paths in to careers in Science at Terrific Scientific and also at First careers

Science Ambassadors

At Our Lady of Mount Carmel we believe the teaching and learning of science is key to understanding the world around us and to help prepare our children for the future.

We have chosen 5 science ambassadors to work closely with our science leader to encourage and share the love of science across the school. Their role will include a number of duties:

– to clearly explain what they have been learning in science each term using scientific vocabulary. This will be shared in termly meetings through use of their science books.
– to help with the organisation of science resources
– to assist teachers in setting up their classroom for science lessons
– to assist visitors around the school and discuss science at our school
– to feedback the thoughts and opinions of their class to science leaders/teachers
-to try out new science equipment

Year 6 Science Club

Every Monday lunch time this term we are running a Year 6 sScience club with the purpose of preparing our children for science when they move up to secondary school. Each week we will be revisiting old topics from previous years and carrying out a small investigation that utilises this information to build upon working scientifically skills.

Have a look in our gallery below at science taking place around school:

Knowledge Organisers:

Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

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