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22/11/20

Thank you so much for everything you have done, it’s helped get some of our kids connected. https://t.co/yI9vN0MzuD

20/11/20

Year 6 completed the HPAM circuit challenge! How many can you do in 3 minutes? https://t.co/N1oCJjjPEM

20/11/20

The weather is getting colder! Please ensure all children have appropriate coats and shoes for playing outside in the chillier weather.

18/11/20

Families, please check your phones for information on a form that has been uploaded to our website for parents and carers to complete.

17/11/20

We're looking for a parent governor. If you are interested you can find out more details here https://t.co/H6w33Wk98U

14/11/20

On Friday 20th we’ll be celebrating anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks! https://t.co/ov4hssiX6X

14/11/20

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13/11/20

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13/11/20

Madness in pyjamas https://t.co/CPnMEewGK9

13/11/20

We have been busy reading the rainbow! 🌈 well done to all our children! https://t.co/gZLt2nkgTQ

13/11/20

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13/11/20

There’s a bear on the loose! https://t.co/cimYqSmmPf

12/11/20

Remember you can wear spots or pyjamas for tomorrow!

10/11/20

Great tips on supporting reading and language when reading. https://t.co/pHqbBFREW1

08/11/20

Retweetd From Healthy Merton

Merton's has opened on a second day! They are now open on Wednesdays (16:30-18:30) and Thursdays (13:30-15:30). Come along to COLLECT a fresh food parcel and DONATE any good but unwanted food for others to take. https://t.co/1bs4kgKiAy https://t.co/UZ4BTAz0sI

08/11/20

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07/11/20

It’s Children in Need next week! All families should have received details about the day by email. It’s also on our website in the letters section. https://t.co/vgDCfWO4ua

07/11/20

Did you know our website has a Parent and Carer's page. We have a range of support from online internet safety courses to parenting support. Simply go to our website and click Parent and Carers at the top of the page.

07/11/20

Do you know what the age limits and safety ratings are for the apps and websites your children are using? Use https://t.co/ZjM5PJOHA1 to check the guidance and recommendations

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Science

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy
The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of Science teaching at Harris Primary Academy Harris Primary Merton. This is to be used by staff to clarify expectations, highlight the resources that we have at our disposal, and to ensure that a high-quality Science curriculum is being taught to all. At Harris Primary Merton, we want our children to be involved in an engaging curriculum that will build, develop and promote their knowledge of the world around them. Science is about questioning, exploring and experimenting to challenge ideas and theories.

Children need to be armed with the knowledge on which to build their own point of inquiry. We want our pupils not merely to be able to repeat facts and memorised knowledge; we want them to be driven on to question, ‘What next..?’ or ‘What if...?’ Science is also a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us through experimental testing of ideas. Science in our school is about developing children’s curiosity and excitement about the world they live in and encourage them to question and develop their own ideas.


Implementation:
What does Science look like at HPAM? Overview:

Science builds on the Early Learning Goals for Understanding the World within the EYFS.
In Key Stage One, pupils receive 1 ½ hours of science each week. Pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and the world around them. They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions, find patterns, classify and group objects, research using a variety of sources and carry out simple testing. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.

In Key Stage Two, pupils receive 2 hours of science each week. Children will build on their knowledge of KS1 and will extend their scientific knowledge about the world around them further. Pupils will carry out a range of scientific enquiries including: observations over time, pattern seeking, classifying, grouping and researching.  Children in Key Stage Two learn to plan science investigations and begin to control variables where necessary to make it a fair test.


Unit
Pupils’ books have a topic cover (outlining the science content) and a glossary at the start of each new unit. Science will follow a coherent curriculum programme which gives full coverage of the National Curriculum programmes of study for Science 2014 to ensure progression and continuity throughout the school. Lesson planning and resourcing have been developed by science experts within the Harris Federation in conjunction with UCL then further adapted to individual school needs.   

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Plants and Seasons

Plants and Seasons

Animals including humans

Animals including humans

Plants

Everyday materials

Year 2

Living Things and their habitats

Living Things and their habitats

Animals including humans

Animals including humans

Plants

Uses of everyday materials

Year 3

Light

Light

Animals including humans

Plants

Rocks

Forces and magnets

Year 4

Electricity

Electricity

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

State of Matter

Sound

Year 5

Space

Space

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Forces

Properties and changes of materials

Year 6

Living things and their habitats

Living things and their habitats

Animals including humans

Light

Evolution and inheritance

Electricity and

STEM Project

 

Typical Lesson

Each lesson will begin with a critical learning question which will be posed to the pupils at the start. At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to answer that question in a scientific way.  Pupils will build on their knowledge week by week by completing a variety of tasks in groups and individually.  In their books, pupils will complete worksheets, explanations, diagrams, tables and investigation reports. Teachers provide instant feedback to pupils during lessons and use a Success Criteria grid at the end of lessons to support with assessment.

Impact
Evidence and Assessment

In KS1 and KS2, the National Curriculum sets out the science content and working scientifically statements that pupils are expected to achieve. Formative assessment is the basis for assessment in Science. Science work, where appropriate, will be recorded in science books; evidence may also be photographic. This information can then be used against the assessment grids, at the back of each pupil’s book, based on observations of activities and work. Topics will often end with a summative assessment to review the learning.

The Science Co-ordinator is responsible for monitoring the standard of the children’s work and the quality of teaching in Science. Monitoring will take place in the form of book looks and learning walks. Feedback will be given to teachers informally (1:1 verbal feedback) or formally (written).  A clear focus will be given on checking that the planning matches the delivery as well as ensuring that there is evidence of progression in both knowledge and skills.  There should also be evidence that knowledge and skills are also being applied within investigative work to show a deeper understanding.

 

 

 

 

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