Our School Science Vision….
Through science in our school we aim to develop positive attitudes to science by delivering the science national curriculum in ways which that are imaginative, purposeful, well controlled and enjoyable. Through doing so we will extend children’s scientific concept of their world and enable them to use the correct vocabulary to describe it.
The Bay CE School Science Principles:
- Science is ‘hands-on’ and investigative. The learning is led by what interests the children and they are encouraged to be curious and explorative.
- Science learning is linked to real life experiences and discovering more about the world in which we live.
- Science lessons include time to discuss and learn new vocabulary and children are given the opportunity to use and apply the new language learned.
- Science resources are organised and used effectively to maximise the learning potential in each lesson.
Bay CE School receives prestigious science award
The Bay CE School (Primary site) is celebrating after being awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) award. The prestigious award is given to schools that demonstrate how effective science leadership is beginning to have an impact on science teaching and learning across the school.
The PSQM assessors were impressed with the science curriculum at The Bay and commented that the profile of science has clearly risen within the school over the last 12 months. Schools receive the PSQM through a year-long process of internal audit, followed by action and reflection. This is a nationally recognised award and a proud achievement for all at The Bay CE School.
The school was awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark in May 2019. On Friday 15th November Jacqueline Stay, Science Lead at The Bay CE School (Primary site) travelled to London to officially receive award.
Jacqueline Stay, Science Lead at The Bay CE School (Primary) said:
‘The award application required a lot of hard work and so I was delighted to receive the news that The Bay had been awarded the PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark). This was a team effort and is a fantastic achievement for the school!’
Spring Term 2020
This half term there is lots of exciting learning happening in our Science lessons. In Year 1 the children are learning about pushes and pulls and recently started their learning through looking at moving toys in the hall: they loved this hook to their learning! Year 2 are learning all about animal’s habitats and also how different animals are adapted to the habitat in which they live. As part of this learning, they will be visiting Monkey Haven to learn all about the animals that live there as well as visiting Los Altos Park to see animal habitats in the local area. Year 3 have begun learning all about skeletons and healthy eating, the children have really enjoyed exploring insect skeletons in their science lessons. In Year 4, the children have just begun a new topic about Electricity and will be finding out about how common appliances use this power to run. Year 5 are enjoying learning about different materials and have begun learning to read, spell and understand a range of new vocabulary. Year 6 have just started some new learning about light and how it allows us to see things. They are using torches this week to test whether materials are opaque, transparent or translucent.
In our CREST club, we have been having lots of fun investigating ten-pin bowling and the children have enjoyed designing and making a ten-pin bowling set using a range of everyday materials.
I was extremely impressed at how many children participated in the recent science home learning challenge that I set. Many children from both KS1 and 2 made rain shelters and produced some fantastic explanations detailing why they chose the materials that they used. The winners will be announced in this week’s celebration assembly.
Miss Stay – Science Lead
The photos below are some of the entries from the recent science home learning challenge.