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At Camp Hill Primary School we believe that a high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Article 13 and 14, freedom of expression and freedom of thought, belief and religion.

Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. 

At Camp Hill Primary School we believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. Education must develop and challenge every child’s talents, personalities and abilities to the full. 

 

Please have a look around the Science page. You will find the long term plan (what the children should be learning about in each year group), progression of skills document (this document shows children's progression in science from year 1-6)  and the scientific vocabulary document (this document shows the vocabulary the children should be learning and using in each year group for Science.) You will also see some fantastic up-to-date pictures and videos of the science that takes place in our school. 

Science Overview

Key Science Vocabulary

Amazing Science homework from Bella in Mrs Burley's class (4EB)!

Please take a look at Bella's work, Bella has clearly understood what she has been learning in Science and has produced a detailed piece of homework explaining the three states of matter.

Well done, Bella! 

Year Six Yeast Experiment

 

During the topic on classifying organisms Year Six children found out what microorganisms are and how they are grouped. They also did an experiment to find out which food yeast (micro-organism) likes the best. Take a look at the wonderful photographs of the children taking part in the experiment

                                                               Heart Dissection

 

Year Six literally felt like they had their heart in their mouth during Science this week as they watched in amazement as their teacher dissected a sheep's heart in order to see what a real heart looks like, and to find out how the human heart works!

The children learned all about the circulatory system and the different parts of the heart. The children understand how important a healthy heart is and that the circulatory system is made up of blood vessels that carry blood away from and towards the heart.

Some children also took the exciting opportunity to put on gloves and touch the sheep's heart if they wished... what an experience! I am sure this experience will stay with the children for the rest of their lives! Well done Year Six...what a great Science lesson! 😀

                                                              Data Loggers 

 

Year 4 enjoyed using data loggers during Science Week to find the best thermal insulator. 

Years 5 and 6 enjoying taking part in the Silly Science Workshop with Professor Nitrate for Science Week 2020 

Key Stage 1 Silly Science Workshop

 

Today we met Professor Nitrate. He shared lots of exciting experiments to explain thrust, gravity, energy, fire, explosion and aerodynamics.

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6DP getting themselves out of breath doing star jumps to investigate what happens to the heart when we exercise. 
                                                                       4EB Electricity Fun! 

Reception experimenting with magnets 

 

Here are some photographs of reception learning about and experimenting with magnets. The children in reception tested the magnets against different materials to see which materials were magnetic which links to 'understanding of the world' in Development Matters - the EYFS curriculum. The children also used the text 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers to explore if certain materials are magnetic or not.

Year 6 Electricity Fun 

Year 6 experimented with a variety of electrical components to  change the brightness of bulbs or speed of motors in a circuit.

Year 4 enjoying learning about the digestive system. 
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