At Barden Primary School, we believe science to be a body of knowledge, which should be built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. This process allows children to develop skills, concepts and attitudes.
This ensures children leave Barden Primary School with key skills of investigation, problem solving and team work; empowering children to question the world around them and become scientific thinkers.
Science is delivered as part of the learning challenge curriculum. Alongside this scheme, teachers utilise a working scientifically progression document tailored specifically to meet the needs of our children at Barden Primary School, whilst meeting the expectations set out in the National Curriculum.
These websites are a great resource to support you in engaging in science at home. If you do any amazing science experiments at home, don't forget to email your child's class teacher. You might get to see your photos on this page!
Science Journal by Google- Available on apple and google play
(A free add to download that turns your device into a data-logger and gives a great way for your children to record experiments at home)
British Science Week 2023
The theme for this year's science week was connections. The children participated in a range of exciting activities and learnt about real-life people how have careers in STEM. There was also the opportunity to enter a nation poster competition with some fabulous prizes (results to follow shortly).
How are tractors connected to space?
Year 1 and 2 took part in a "Farm Live" workshop focusing on the materials that tractors are made from and how GPS is used to help the farmers plant fields more efficiently.
In Year 2, the children learned how to take their own fingerprints. They then identified some of the patterns in them and compared them to their classmates to see if fingerprints really are all different.
Year 3 investigated the connections between weights, forces and measures. They had to make strong bridges just using sheets of paper.