Science at Stillness

By the time children leave Stillness they will have developed their knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts. In Y3 and Y4 pupils will broaden their scientific view of the world around them through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments, and by beginning to develop their ideas about functions, relationships and interactions. Children should be able to ask their own questions about what they observe and make some decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are likely to be the best ways of answering them, including observing changes over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative and fair tests and finding things out using secondary sources of information. In Y5 and Y6, the children will learn about more abstract ideas in science and begin to recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the

The science curriculum is woven into many different cross curricular activities at Stillness Junior School. During science week, children partake in activities based on a theme which has links to numeracy, literacy, geography and art. Throughout the week children work in mixed year groups and at the end there is a final event to celebrate their achievements.

Sex education is taught as part of the science curriculum in Y5 and Y6. Our approach is to provide a framework of understanding which helps the children interpret what is happening and what will happen to them physically and emotionally as they approach adolescence.

Parents are invited to view videos used in our teaching before the children see them. Class teachers are always willing to answer questions or discuss matters fully with parents.

We always try and involve our school nurse in our teaching of sex education to ensure a constantly updated view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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