At King Street Primary School, we recognise the importance of science in daily life, and we aspire to provide a science curriculum which enables pupils to explore and discover the world around them, embedding a deeper understanding of the ever-changing world we live in. Scientific learning encompasses expanding both the substantive and disciplinary knowledge of the children, as well as their understanding of our world. We aim to develop the natural curiosity of every child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities to develop a passion to pursue science as a career in future years to come.
At King Street Primary School, and in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, the teaching of science across the Key Stages intends to offer an array of opportunities for children to:
develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them;
be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge and make their own discoveries.
use a range of methods to communicate scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts.
develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety.
develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment for scientific learning and discovery.
THE BEST SCIENCE WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
Here at King Street, we know it can be tricky to find what you need on the internet, so we’ve compiled a list of the best science websites and resources from around the web. These are all perfect for science at home and science at school.
We just love this collection of science videos from the Royal Institution. Find out about the chemistry of candles, make microwave mug cakes and lots more.
THE GREAT SCIENCE SHARE
The Great Science Share is a brilliant science event which takes place annually each June. The event is open worldwide and encourages children to share science with friends and family.
BBC Bitesize is full of great science information, videos, games and activity ideas for all subjects across the National Curriculum.
SCIENCE AND ACTIVITY BLOGS
Babble Dabble Do – full of gorgeous science and art ideas for kids.
Inspiration Laboratories – more fun and easy ideas for science at home.
CODING WEBSITES FOR KIDS
Code is a fantastic website with coding tutorials, games and activities for kids of all ages.
We also love Scratch, it’s bright, colourful, easy to use and very visual.
Scientific American also has loads of brilliant science experiments kids will love.
Created in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust Wow Science is jam packed with some of the best science websites on the web. They’ve searched out great science investigation ideas and science resources so you don’t have to!
Steve Spangler is full of awesome science experiments for kids and adults.
You have to sign up to Explorify, but it’s free and has lots of great videos and hands-on science activities.
GREAT SCIENCE ON YOUTUBE
Maddie Moate‘s channel is full of videos about animals, plants, travel and technology. We’ve learned so much and love to watch new videos as they come out.
Kids Invent Stuff brings to life a new kids invention every month! Very cool!