The Science 'Big Ideas'
The ‘Big Ideas’ relate to elements within a subject discipline or refer to important concepts that contribute to pupils’ personal and social development. It is essential that the ‘Big Ideas’ within each subject are understood by the children and become part of their common classroom language. In science, these 'Big Ideas' are:
'Post it planning' - a video explanation by Sam
Each year group has now been delivered a set of 'post-it planning' posters. These are a fantastic resource for improving the amount of working scientifically in school.
Year 3 have used them this week and 'absolutely loved them'! It's great to hear comments from teachers about this resource reducing workload whilst also enthusing the children about science and helping them to comprehend fair testing.
Our fabulous Science Ambassador has done a quick tutorial video for you all on how to use this resource within your lessons - he hopes you enjoy it!
Please click the link below to view the video:
AECC Science Competitions
While the school was closed for many children during the lockdown, Mrs Underwood (Head of Science) worked with Lisa Bates at AECC College and launched a school science competition across the trust. The competitions had a Key Stage One, Key Stage Two and a whole school category. The KS1 category looked at changes in our environment, whereas KS2 reviewed how to keep your body healthy and how athletes stay fit and well. The whole school strategy enabled children to research a career in the health sciences and see what that area of employment entails.
There were lots of entries across Coastal Partnership but we are very happy to announce that some children at Heatherlands won prizes. Anabel received a runners up prize in the KS1 competition and Romanie was also awarded a runners up prize for the health science competition. These children both were given a certificate and Amazon voucher, by AECC College, to spend. Well done on the great work.
In KS1 we also had a competition winner. Rory received the winner’s prize for his work on how to eat a balanced diet and look after your muscles. You can see him holding his certificate and Amazon voucher proudly in this photo.
We would like to thank all the children who entered the competition for their hard work and resilience while completing their projects. Well done to the everyone who entered. We would also like to thank AECC Bournemouth for their generous prizes. Heatherlands are very excited to be working with you in school again next year, in Science Week March 2021!