WELCOME TO SCIENCE AT TOWNFIELD
We follow the National Curriculum and have made some enhancements such as visits to the Liverpool World Museum, Ness Gardens and local garden centres as well as opportunities to develop science during woodland learning sessions. All pupils study Science including those who have SEN and/or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged. The pupils gain knowledge about how to ask scientific questions, plan experiments, ensure tests are fair and record and evaluate results every year. We have built our own scheme of work which builds in complexity so that pupils can build their skills and knowledge. Knowledge and skills are constantly revisited and refreshed to ensure that they become embedded. To aid understanding subject specific vocabulary is taught explicitly within every lesson. We have created end points for each topic and milestones for the end of each year to show what pupils should know and can do. As the children move to the next year group, the next teacher then knows where to start.
Pupils come from a mixed urban area of Wirral. We have selected famous scientists to study, male and female, who share the context of the pupils. To build pupils’ cultural capital, they also study the work of scientists who are nationally important. Our core values; resilience, respect and responsibility are continually developed through all science learning experiences.
This term year1 have been studing materials. They have been investigating which material would work best for keeping an egg safe when dropping from a height and they have been experimenting which area of school will make a cube of ice melt at the slowest rate.
This term, as part of their habitat topic, year 2 have looked at food chains, created different habitats for wood lice to see which one they prefer and classified things as alive, dead or never alive.
This term Year 3 have been learning all about magnets. They have investigated the strength of different magnets, learnt about magnetic poles and created fantastic magnet mazes which they tested on their friends.
States of matter
The topic for this half term for year 4 was states of matter. They learnt about how particles behave differently when they are a solid, liquid or gas, they investigated how they can change the speed of evaporation and studied the water cycle,
Year 5 had a fantastic time learning about forces. They tested water resistance by making different shaped boats out of polystyrene, created parachutes to experiment with air resistance and learnt all about the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton.
In year 6, they learnt all about electrictiy this term. They tested circuits to see if they would work using buzzers, measured resistance using different lenght of wires and researched diffrent historcal electrical figures such as Volta and Eddison.
In Spring term, Year 1 have been learning about plants. They planted their own seeds, looked at deciduos and evergreen trees and went on a wild flower hunt and created bar charts on the different flowers that they found.
In Spring Term, Year 2 have been learning about materials. They have been looking at raw and sythentic materials, learning about different materials and their properies and investigating which material makes a ball the bounciest.
In Spring term Year 3 have been studying the topic of light during school closure. They have created light boxes, tested materials to see if they were translucent, opaque or transparent, created posters about keeping our eyes safe in the sun and used mirrors to read backwards writing.
During Spring term, Year 4 have been exploring the topic of sound. They labelled diagrams of the ear, created posters about ear safety and investigated pitch and frequency using glasses of water.
During the Spring school closure, Year 5 looked at the topic of materials. They have investigated reversible and irreversible changes, explored different ways to separate materials and looked at factors that affect therate of evaporation.
Year 6 used Oak academy to help the children support their learning remotely. They looked at evolution and how fossils provide evidence for this as well as completing an investigation to explore how fossils are formed. They also classified animals and used evidence to determine which era organisms were from.
This term the children in our nursey classes have had lots of fun exploring many different aspects of science. They had loved creating a wormery and learning about different mini beasts. They have alsoenjoyed exploring static electricty by using ballons.
In Reception the children have been planting cress seeds, making observational drawings of plants, sorting animals by habitat and observing butterflies.
Animals including humans
This term the children in Year 1 have been looking at the human body. They have labled outlines of their bodies which they drew on the playground and have investigated their senses in a variety of differnt ways including a taste test which was definately the children's favourite.
In Year 2, the children have been investigating Plants. They have lablled parts of a plant, looked at the differnce rates bulbs and beans grow and investigated the conditions cress seeds need in order to grow.
Year 3 have also been studying plants. They have explored the different parts of plants and the jobs they do, investigated what plants need to grow and experimented what affects the rate of water transportation.
During the Summer topic of habitats, Year 4 children have classified animals using classification keys, went on an invertebrate hunt and did a local habitat survey.
Animals including Humans
This term, Year 5 have looked at how different animals reproduce, how humans change with age and studied the different gestation periods of animals.
Animals including humans
In their Summer topic of animals including humans, the Year 6 children have looked at the heart, labelling and learning about the different parts and the jobs they do. They have also looked at how nutrients are transported around the body and investigated how exercise affects the circulatory system.