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Hormead C of E
First and Nursery School

"Love of Learning, Love of Life, Love of God"

Science

Science at Hormead 

 

Science is taught explicitly through a weekly session. The emphasis in Science at Hormead is not solely on knowledge; the development of ways children may investigate and solve problems scientifically; predicting, using results and data from tests, drawing conclusions and making links across themes is a priority.

 

We make children aware of environmental issues and encourage them to make their school more environmentally friendly, tackling areas such as energy saving, recycling and wildlife habitats. We even have a team of Recycling ambassadors who run weekly checks around the school- ensuring children and teachers are being environmentally responsible. 

Our Science learning is enhanced further through Science weeks. 

Science Knowledge Organisers

 

We have introduced a new idea into school to help us develop children’s knowledge and understanding of Science. Each document contains the essential knowledge that children will need to know as part of the new topic they will be studying in class. These Knowledge Organisers are designed to be used at home by parents and in class to help children learn the information contained within. We want every pupil to be able to recall the information on these sheets off by heart by the end of the topic.

 

The best way to use the Knowledge Organiser at home is as follows-

  • Put them on the fridge door or a place in the home where it will be seen frequently!
  • Children read the information from the section to learned (with an adult)
  • They then try and recall the information (this can be written down or verbally)
  • An adult tests them on the information
  • The key to success is to repeat this regularly over the weeks

 

The latest teaching research has found that it is important to keep revisiting the information that has already been learned in previous weeks to keep it fresh in the memory.  We are confident that these Knowledge Organisers will help our children to develop knowledge on a wide range of topics and will significantly improve their vocabulary. This in turn will make them more confident in class and help them to develop their reading and writing skills.

 

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