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31/05/20

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If you have no alternative to public transport, bring a face covering and hand sanitiser if you can, and don’t forget to wash your hands.

31/05/20

Dear Parents and Carers, you can find information about the new school routine (from June 1st) for returning year groups here https://t.co/xMO4LtXT0d

30/05/20

We are so proud of all our staff. Our school is ready to welcome back more children from Monday. Online learning will continue to be uploaded daily for all year groups.

30/05/20

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Lexie-Shanaye Dow watering her & her brothers tomato plants (& sunflowers) Thank you so much for your kind gesture, My children & I are really enjoying learning about gardening during lockdown. https://t.co/uUuWzADKgj

30/05/20

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can help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about early development👇 https://t.co/j82RXUrom5 https://t.co/KZysW0C3Do

30/05/20

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Parents and carers, check out some home learning resources which are available from - including tips for creating your at home STEAM learning space 👇 https://t.co/dGKllRfcfL https://t.co/xVttdUT8Zy

30/05/20

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Worried about what arriving at school will be like on June 1st? We’ve made a few changes but it means Miss Liddicoat, Miss V and Miss Tami can still welcome you at the gate every morning. https://t.co/YvNAvuBz4o

29/05/20

She will love this Addy!! :) https://t.co/gYWXEiWgAY

27/05/20

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Do you love Harry Potter? Want more from J.K.Rowling? Want a whole, new book for free? A chapter a day from today till July... The Ickabog - read yourself (7-9yrs) or have it read to you! Post your review of chapter 1 here! https://t.co/UHj1sRZTrw

26/05/20

Worried about what arriving at school will be like on June 1st? We’ve made a few changes but it means Miss Liddicoat, Miss V and Miss Tami can still welcome you at the gate every morning. https://t.co/YvNAvuBz4o

26/05/20

Miss Liddicoat has recorded the Hobbit Part 2 just in time for year 6 returning next week to hear the rest of the novel! https://t.co/4EkUDaSATy via

25/05/20

We would like to wish to all our families who celebrated Eid-Ul -Fitr over the weekend https://t.co/8oblrlEold

25/05/20

It’s half term! Our wellbeing slides for the week have been uploaded for all to do over the next week. https://t.co/Q07m8a5Wum

22/05/20

You’re welcome

21/05/20

This has made Ms Matchel-Cox smile today. She says Thankyou very much!#teamhpam https://t.co/qMGZ9ycDYP

21/05/20

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busy day doing maths, a story map about Jasper and his beanstalk and just some drawing and writing!! 👍👍well done OP https://t.co/gvy34dfKo6

21/05/20

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We couldn't let go by without saying a massive thank you to all the staff at . You guys are all amazing and we are so grateful for all the hard work you have put into home learning! Special shout out to and Mr Eustace! https://t.co/wN3gH0Vyhq

21/05/20

Amber from Blue class sent us photos of her mindfulness moment! She’s also been working very hard at home! Well done Amber 🌟#teamhpam https://t.co/VcQ6LptGAZ

20/05/20

Please find our visual social story to support our return to school on June 1st under our wellbeing section. https://t.co/khLFDQlC1L

20/05/20

Nursery, Reception, Year 1, ARP and Year 6 parents. Please check your email for a letter specific to your child's class returning on June 1st. They are also available here https://t.co/xMO4LtXT0d.

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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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