At Buglawton Primary School, we take a hands-on, investigative approach to Science. We believe that children learn best and will remember what they learn from 'doing' and by carrying out experiments and investigations. It is important for children to test out theories and see what happens when things go wrong in order to develop their enquiring minds. We encourage our pupils to predict what they think will happen, test out theories, and then discuss their findings.
During Science lessons, our pupils work in groups. This develops collaborative thinking and learning and enables children to take on a role within a team. At the end of each unit, children produce their own summary of their learning and complete a test to measure their scientific knowledge and understanding and assessed using Headstart quizzes.
We are participating in the Congleton High School photography competition, showing signs of spring. Below is an entry from one of our Year 5 pupils. All entries have now been sent to Congleton High School and we await to hear if any of our entries have been successful.
This year we participated in Science week, with a whole town competition. The competition was to design a lunchbox that could keep food cool or hot depending on what it was. Congratulation to our winners for Key Stage 1 and 2 pictured below who won some Science investigation kits.
In class, all pupils were involved in Science week where they tried lots of investigations and looked at different lines of enquiry. Have a look at the photographs below.
In Reception, the children travelled back in time to look at animals that are extinct. After reading 'The dinosaur that Pooped the Past', they got their scientific hats on and investigated what dinosaurs eat and whether they were a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
Every pupil at Buglawton Primary School is encouraged to become a Scientist. Take a look at the experiments that take place with our youngest pupils.
The pupil's groups have been named after Scientists. They have had the opportunity to research them. Some of these have been uploaded into the File manager for you to see. So far there is research about Sir David Attenborough and Spencer Silver
Investigating the length of Shadows:
We love how our pupils are engaged by their learning and have a thirst for knowledge. Many go home and research their Science topics. One pupil created a PowerPoint presentation with their Grandad and used it to present their learning to their peers.
In Year 5, our groups of scientists are working on the topic 'Earth and Space'. They have investigated, explored, and explained what the heliocentric model is, the speed and distance of planets from the sun, and why we have day and night.
Year 1 have been growing their own plant from a bean. Can your child tell you the parts that they can see?
Scientists at Buglawton Primary School competed against pupils from other Congleton schools, to show Our World in a shoe box, jam jar, poster or factfile. These were fantastic!
In Science Club, children completed an experiment using Skittles.
In Year Two, Pupils have used the school grounds to observe different plants.