Science at Molehill Primary Academy
At Molehill Primary Academy, we aim to give every child the very best start to their education. The school aims to ensure that science teaching is vibrant and engaging to foster curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm. Pupils will gain science capital (experiences) and develop specific scientific skills and knowledge from the National Curriculum and the Science Scope and Sequence document (PYP) and develop the habits of active and independent learners.
The children will develop their learner profiles through science opportunities; they will develop an appreciation and awareness of the world from a scientific standpoint and a sense of responsibility regarding the global impact of human activity. Integral to the subject will be an appreciation of the contribution to science from people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. As part of a multi-agency trust, Molehill works collaboratively with the cluster schools, other schools within the trust and alongside Directors of Improvement.
The children can explore scientific ideas by conducting their own investigations.
At MoleHill Primary Academy we make science as practical and meaningful as possible. This helps the children to see that it is very much a part of daily life.
Our grounds are excellent to use for field work and to gather data like real scientists.
When possible, we invite visitors to the school or go on trips to enrich our experience of science.
This year we are working towards PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark) which will improve teaching and learning of science even further in our academy. This is a mark of good quality science for our pupils.
Introducing Star and Superstar Scientists at Molehill
We have recently won funding to take part in a really exciting and engaging science scheme run by the British Science Association. The Crest Awards scheme inspires our young people to think and behave like real scientists and engineers. Specially designed activities give children the opportunity to explore everyday problems using science. Home learning investigations and experiments are practical and use resources that are readily available at home so we can get started straight away! Over the coming weeks, teachers will be including these activities from the packs below in Google Classroom and home learning packs. Please support your child with this and help them to achieve their Star (KS1) or Superstar (KS2) badge and certificate. Who knows what our young scientists will discover.