Science Co-ordinator – Mrs Hubbard

Link Governor – Mr Webb

Progression Documents for Progression in Knowledge and Progression in working scientifically skills

At Ravensmead the children are taught science at least once a week over the year. Sometimes, due to the nature of the unit taught teachers decide to block the work and teach science for a few days, or even a whole week.

The children are taught life processes, materials and physical processes and throughout all of these units the children apply investigative skills and should do a form of experiment at least once a half term.

Each year we hold a science week in school, which coincides with the national science week across the country. This is an exciting time for the children and we invite specialists into school which gives science the ‘wow factor’.

We aim to take learning outside as much as we possibly can and the children are very fortunate to have the school garden and wildlife area to study life processes first hand. Science needs to be based around real life and the children at Ravensmead learn about the importance of science in the world around us.

The national curriculum for science 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.

Science Ambassadors

There is a Science Ambassador in each class from Year 2. These are a group of pupils chosen by their class to promote science throughout the school and take part in special events throughout the year.

Eco Group

The GREEN group are a group of children from Y2-Y6.  They meet every Friday with Mrs Horne and Mrs Nearth. The group of children are passionate about the world around them and want to make our school and local area more eco-friendly.

Currently, we have the silver award and we are working towards achieving a Green Flag award.

Campaigns and events that the green group run are:

  • Bags into Schools
  • Switch Off Fortnight
  • Waste Week
  • Planting in the school garden
  • Get Your Grown Ups Growing Afternoon
  • Creating a bug hotel
  • Composting, growing fruit and vegetables
  • Class Eco Monitors
  • Litter picking in the local area, we have signed a pledge to do three of these each year with the local council.

If anybody wishes to help the green group in any way, please contact Mrs Horne or Mrs Neath