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02/02/24

Year 3 had a wonderful trip yesterday in London at The National Gallery! pic.twitter.com/toTJfs4lZh

17/01/24

Our Year 4 children had a great trip today visiting a local Mosque in Morden. This linked perfectly with their RE learning. pic.twitter.com/m1eqOlI7Lq

11/01/24

Thank you to for a wonderful assembly today. The whole HJAC community were engaged in the assembly. pic.twitter.com/4DMbTSBOtM

19/12/23

The children have enjoyed a wonderful pantomime this morning courtesy of our wonderful PTA! pic.twitter.com/WpKwGjYt1t

19/12/23

We are delighted to have been able to donate lots of brand new toys to the children at Queen Mary’s Hospital at St Helier’s hospital. Thank you to all of our families who donated. pic.twitter.com/9pYipoWssl

19/12/23

Our Year 3 children enjoyed singing to the local residents at a local care home. The children all sang beautifully and there was smiles all round! pic.twitter.com/ObKYyvJ7Km

15/12/23

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the children's hard work this morning! The hall was filled with some truly wonderful projects! pic.twitter.com/1N8yzBUF5Q

13/12/23

The most beautiful setting for our Carols by Candlelight. The children sang beautifully last night and we can’t wait for Thursday nights performance! pic.twitter.com/ZUnxGhUblI

11/12/23

The children and staff enjoyed wearing their Christmas Jumpers for Christmas jumper day. We raised nearly £200 for ‘Save the Children’. The elves in school even got involved! pic.twitter.com/0QAZH9GF7G

20/11/23

Great start to Road safety week with our local police team speaking to the children about the importance of road safety. pic.twitter.com/SMYNbpzXXF

17/11/23

A fantastic PTA event at school, making Bath Bombs and selling Hot dogs and hot chocolate! What a wonderful combination. pic.twitter.com/V0Pgauv5rs

17/11/23

17/11/23

Today we are supporting Children in Need. Our children are all very happy wearing their Pudsey inspired outfits or PJs! pic.twitter.com/pwprYaED9v

03/11/23

HJAC are proud to be taking part in ‘Cut Your Carbon’ November in partnership with Eco Schools. The children are all very excited to be involved in such a worth while event! pic.twitter.com/lFeekMIiEO

30/10/23

The children are enjoying their African Drumming workshop as part of our diversity offer at HJAC. pic.twitter.com/U8xn7eDnZJ

20/10/23

Thank you to all of the wonderful HJAC community. We are so grateful for such a wonderful support in Sutton. pic.twitter.com/a29pKBLmiY

11/10/23

Amazing showcase this morning of all of our children’s home learning projects! They are just amazing! pic.twitter.com/QZEIcpqXWi

10/10/23

Year 5 children have been enjoying their Diwali workshop creative day with crafts in the morning and learning some dances in the afternoon! pic.twitter.com/yy7v1gcRWf

09/10/23

So proud of all of the staff at HJAC who received so many nominations! pic.twitter.com/zDC3tZ83r4

06/10/23

So proud of our children and staff involved working together with We all loved seeing our children up on stage! pic.twitter.com/C6Wt8N0CX9

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Science

Science is the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

 

A scientist needs:

· Determination.

· Scientific and numerical skills.

· Decisiveness.

· A logical and independent mind.

· Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

· Excellent analytical skills.

Science 1

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy

The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of Science teaching at our Academy. 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. We want our children to be involved in an engaging curriculum that will build, develop and promote their knowledge. Science is about improving on the investigative and experimenting skills necessary to challenge ideas and theories.

Children need to be armed with the knowledge on which to build; the knowledge is a platform to springboard 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 ideas through their own curiosity and questioning.

Rationale

The order in which we have chosen to teach the units in science has been agreed in conjunction with our science specialists working in the Harris Federation secondary schools. They have used their subject specific expertise to outline a suggested progression of learning. For example, it is important children know the properties of materials before moving on the learn about changes in materials. Likewise, learning about animals and plants before habitats allows children to build on prior knowledge. Some units have been placed in particular half terms due to seasonality, plants for example- learning about plants in the spring and summer terms allows children to grow their own plants. The plants will grow more quickly in the warmer weather, meaning experiments can produce meaningful results.

Implementation: What does Science look like?

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 fair testing. Pupils use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables. Pupils may use the outdoor areas in their science learning especially during Forest School sessions.

In Key Stage Two, pupils receive 2 hours of science each week. Children are encouraged to extend the scientific questions that they ask about the world around them. Pupils carry out a range of scientific enquiries including: observations over time, pattern seeking, classifying, grouping and researching using other sources (including computing resources). Children in Key Stage Two learn to plan science investigations by only changing one variable to make it a fair test.

Unit Pupils’ books have a unit cover (outlining the science content they will be learning in that unit and in which order) and a knowledge organiser to show the key learning that will take place in the 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 produced by the Harris Federation science consultant alongside the curriculum planning.

KS2

Science 2

Typical Lesson

Each lesson will show a double page of work. On the left, pupils will record through diagrams, tables, charts or photos of practical work (evidence of working scientifically), and on the right children will record their knowledge through their written work. At the end of the lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to show their understanding by raising their own questions (recorded in their books alongside a question sticker). Teachers mark within the lesson to inform AfL and to provide immediate feedback for pupils.

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 will also be photographic. This information can then be used against the assessment strands, 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.

Documents

Science Year 3 16th May 2023 Download
Science Year 4 16th May 2023 Download
Science Year 5 16th May 2023 Download
Science Year 6 16th May 2023 Download
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