Each term, the children are set a STEM challenge. Pupils across the school worked collaboratively, using a variety of resources, to complete the challenge. Take a look at our marble runs, bridges and boats!
British Science Week
Key Stages 1 and 2
At Redland School, we endeavour to provide the children with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. Our teaching and learning is informed by The National Curriculum for Science which aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- 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
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The school also uses the Twinkl ‘PlanIt’ planning and teaching resources to support effective teaching and learning in Science. The long term plan (document below) identifies the science topics to be taught each year to each year group.
Foundation Stage 2
In the Statutory Framework for the Foundation Stages, Science objectives are taught within the area of ‘The Natural World’. The aims by the end of FS2 are that children will:
- Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants
- Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class
- Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.
The coverage of these objectives are planned for and taught thematically throughout the year.
Please follow the links below to our Science journey and the progression in knowledge and skills for all year groups.