Twickenham Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 0NR

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Science

 

 

At Twickenham Primary School, pupils are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.  We promote how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Through our Open Futures skills and enquiry-based curriculum, pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. These types of scientific enquiry include: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.

The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their scientific vocabulary and articulating scientific concepts clearly and precisely. We aim to assist our pupils in making their thinking clear, both to themselves and others, and teachers try to ensure that pupils build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions.

Science Week 2017

Science week was an inspiring week at Twickenham Primary School. Everyone really enjoyed celebrating all things scientific! The Explorer Dome visited Years 5 and 6 so that they could learn about space and light. Cool Science workshops helped Years 2 and 3 to investigate changes of state and forces and magnets. Year 4 were able to visit the Think Tank Science Museum and watch an electrifying show! All year groups worked really hard to carry out exciting investigations. Just take a look at our Twitter feed (@TwickPrimary) to see for yourself how much fun we had! A special thank you to all parents who helped the children with their homework projects. I wonder how many future scientists and engineers there are at Twickenham?

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Animals including humans

Seasonal changes

Plants

Everyday materials

2

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Uses of everyday materials

3

Animals including humans

Rocks

Light

Plants

Forces and magnets

4

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Electricity

States of matter

Sound

5

Animals including humans

Forces

Earth and Space

Living things and their habitats

Properties and changes of materials

6

Animals including humans

Electricity

Light

Living things and their habitats

Evolution and inheritance

Check out the links below to improve your Science skills!

Click HERE to visit the Science Gallery and check out what we haven been up to!

Year 2 Minibeast Hunt

Year 4 Measuring Experiment

Total Eclipse 2015