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09/10/19

A friendly reminder that it is an Inset day at HPAM on Friday 11th October and school will not be open to any pupils.

25/09/19

Don't forget to come along to our Macmillan coffee morning today at 8:45 in our dance studio. Bring a cake to share and enjoy a coffee on us. We hope to see you there!

17/09/19

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Proud to announce two of our local primary schools – and William Morris Primary are working with to give children at these schools the chance to form their own band and learn to play music together. Big Thank You to PHCC and Rocksteady for the funding!! https://t.co/jEZIEHM5wp

06/09/19

Remember that cars are no longer able to drive into Ivy Gardens during the Safety Zone consultation period. There is no access restrictions during the following times: 8.00 - 9.30am and 2.30 - 3.30pm For more information please see the Website

06/09/19

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A beautiful day at Harris Primary Merton ❤ well done everyone 🌹🌹 https://t.co/ecyy1Qfdt8

06/09/19

Stay up to date with what is happening at Harris Primary Merton. Click https://t.co/SlHyERaDhK to access our school calendar.

23/06/19

We recently celebrated the official opening of our additional resource base sensory garden with staff, parents and governors. Thanks go to who provided us with a grant to allow to make our vision possible. https://t.co/jIYtnI5fix

20/06/19

The parent winners! https://t.co/3az8kEOqme

20/06/19

The runners up https://t.co/hf6Ddho7nC

20/06/19

Next time don’t drop the ball Mr Dunn! https://t.co/6x0JlQ6NvQ

20/06/19

Today we had our teachers v parents rounders game! https://t.co/3jibSsoYzS

23/05/19

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Huge congratulations to on achieving the Healthy Schools Silver Award https://t.co/P4wjPPkDUC

23/05/19

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Secondary trainees amazed by the depth of skills and knowledge demonstrated by children in Years 4 to 6 Looking forward to teaching Reading comprehension groups this afternoon https://t.co/8I2K7zaS2u

23/05/19

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Great skills developed with a real focus on collaborative learning with the iPad https://t.co/gY4rvHYwoA

04/04/19

Children finish school tomorrow at 1:30. Please remember to collect your child at this time. https://t.co/pc17HgeQbo

03/04/19

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The amazing students continue to make outstanding progress through our Raising Self-Esteem Programme. We are all extremely grateful to for their continued support in enabling this crucial work to take place. Helping Young People Grow. https://t.co/qC6jtKxROH

03/04/19

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Tyreses Egg Sheeran did well! https://t.co/az4jpilFmL

03/04/19

What an EGGcellent display of art we had from our children during our recent egg decorating competition. Well done to all participants and an extra well done to all of the winners. https://t.co/t6jnf2mqFN

11/03/19

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. Surprised. https://t.co/cbaicGRB9G

11/03/19

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Today is ! Many thanks to and for coming to library this morning to deliver this fantastic session to school children from https://t.co/mIDY8S49dY

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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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