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Science

“Don’t let anybody tell you, you can’t do anything”. Tim Peake

At Cornerstone schools, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of everyday life and we want to help children realise that Science is all around us. We want our children to develop a love for science that carries them through into later life, instilling in them an awareness of how science is relevant in today’s society. We aim to develop young scientists who are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

At Cornerstone schools, we aim to ignite pupils’ curiosity and encourage them to confidently explore and discover the world we live in. Regular open questioning and use of first-hand experiences fosters curiosity in lessons and develops in our children an enquiring mind. Our children will be given the opportunity to ask questions, take risks and make and learn from mistakes.

We ensure that working scientifically skills are built on and developed throughout a child’s time at school so that they can independently plan and carry out investigations, competently use scientific equipment to measure and record data accurately and have the necessary skills and vocabulary to confidently explain concepts and articulate their findings. Our children will develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that will help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

Please click here to see a breakdown of our science curriculum

Science 4 year rolling plan

Useful Websites:

Science at primary school: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/science-at-primary-school/

Links for Children and Parents

KS1 Science guides and clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

KS2 Science guides and clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

National Geographic for kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover

Nasa kids https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Games and Apps

The children’s university of Manchester http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/

The Science Museum https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps

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