Menu
Home Page

Eureka Primary School

Eureka - A wonderful, enriching learning journey where we are nurtured, inspired and challenged to be adventurers, thinkers, explorers, investigators and enquirers for life.

Science

Science at Eureka Primary School

Purpose of study

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Aims 

 

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
 

1) develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
2) develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
3) are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

British Science Week 2022:
Last week in school we were engaged in British Science week – with each class dedicating an extra session to science that was based around the theme of ‘Growth’. 

In my assembly last week, I spoke to the children about the many different things that exhibit growth.  We spoke about the obvious growth that we can see before us in things such as plants, animals and humans but we also spoke about more abstract growth such as having a growth mind set and growing friendships.  

As a follow up to British Science Week we have asked the children if they would like to take part in a National competition based around the theme of ‘Growth’ – organised by the British Science Organisation.  The challenge is to create a poster that explains a form of growth.  This could be showing a simple step by step diagram of how a plant, animal or human grows or it could be a poster explaining growth in a different context such as how a city grows, or how our mind grows, it could even be as big as how the universe grows!  No topic is off limits really as long as it links back to growth.

The judges have said that they will be looking at the following when making their decisions:

  • Creativity in approach – Innovative angle on the content or creative interpretation of the theme
  • Content – Clear, accurate and informative about a STEM topic
  • Effective communication – presented and communicated in an engaging way

 

There are more details about the competition on the British Science Week website.

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/poster-competition/

If your child wishes to enter the competition, this can be done either directly through the website or your child can bring their entry into school by Thursday 7th April (I will send them off on your child’s behalf).  We have had some amazing entries so far and I will be putting up some examples onto our website and the school Facebook page later today to help you come up with some ideas.

 

Top