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12/02/20

❤️ Tomorrow is our PTA Valentines Cake Sale. ❤️ We are asking any student who wears red to school tomorrow to bring a cake for the bake sale. ❤️

09/02/20

Reminder to all parents that we will be closed to all students on Friday 14th February for our Federation inset day. All children return after half term on Monday 24th February at 8:40am

06/02/20

Can't find a school letter? You can find them all here https://t.co/xMO4LtXT0d Remember we are going paperless soon!

06/02/20

Retweetd From HarrisMerton

Our Year 7 girls played a federation league game at home against Harris Academy Peckham last week. The girls played a fantastic game winning 7-0 with Tianna Reader scoring all 7 goals. Well played girls! https://t.co/B5NKuBhnkX

06/02/20

We will be holding a meeting for our upcoming Kingswood residential trip for parents and carers, to find out information about the trip and to ask any questions you may have. Tuesday 11th February at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.

15/01/20

Retweetd From Wimbledon High

The first session of 2020 taking place! A group of local school children have been buddied up with our and students for a fun day of baking and music. https://t.co/kpUYJPdN8P

19/12/19

Please remember that school closes on Friday 20th December at 13:30 for all children. The staff at Harris Primary Merton wish all our families a lovely break and we will see all our students when they return on 7th January 2020.

17/12/19

It was our annual Christmas dinner today. Thanks to all the elves who helped. https://t.co/R31xOLh7ME

17/12/19

Retweetd From Rachael Wardell

Brilliant afternoon for me. Thank you for hosting me in their ARP, and to SaLT, Verity Woodfield for letting me shadow her work. 👍

17/12/19

Amazing singing year 6! https://t.co/OGwIbRpt2Q

17/12/19

Amazing singing from year 5! Well done everyone. https://t.co/UAUsROyRjl

17/12/19

Year 5 rocking around the Christmas tree 🎄 https://t.co/3FrJjMjbdC

16/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

We are so excited to be at Harris Primary Merton today for our subject day for our . . https://t.co/6XgE71GCfn

16/12/19

Well done to all the children who sang in the year 3 and 4 performance this evening. Thankyou to all the adults who came to support them. https://t.co/8CXEv19IcD

16/12/19

Well done to all our year 3 and 4 children who sang in their Christmas Performance tonight. https://t.co/hJqT4YuUOd

14/12/19

Our amazing reception children celebrating during their Christmas performance. https://t.co/XmT7udCF2Y

14/12/19

Fantastic singing from our KS1 children. https://t.co/D7tBS2LhoK

14/12/19

Well done to KS1 for their amazing performance of “Whoops a daisy angel”. https://t.co/B4BiVT5GQh

29/10/19

Remember that it is ‘Autumn Dress-Up Day at HPAM this Friday (1st November). Children can come to school dressed in a seasonal costume or a favourite character. https://t.co/4Ei8PbEM4N

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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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