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Science

What does Science look like at Dale Hall?

Science Education in the Primary School is about developing an understanding of and making sense of our environment, primarily through experience, exploration and interaction with scientific phenomena.

The purpose of gaining this understanding is to enable pupils to take responsibility for their role in the maintenance of a healthy life and the creation of a safe environment; not only for the benefit of themselves but also for fellow human beings, animals and plants in our world.

Working scientifically in the Primary School extends and enhances a child’s natural curiosity and we encourage children to ask scientific questions about the world around them.  Children are given opportunities to predict, observe, record and draw conclusions in experiments and investigations to nurture inquisitiveness.

We love learning scientifically here!

Mrs. Hines

This is how we ensure progression in scientific skills throughout the school and the topics we teach at Dale Hall.
We are really proud of all the exciting science taking place inside and outside of the classrooms at Dale Hall. Here is a small selection of what we have been doing. 
Year 6 Science
 
We have been looking at evolution and inheritance, living things and how they have changed and adapted over time and considering their offspring, parents and young.
Year 5 Science
We have been exploring forces and magnets by thinking about gravity. We have been investigating air resistance and friction. We have been explored the effects of levers, pulleys and simple machines on movement. 
Year 4 Science
We have been investigating melting linking this to our topic "The Ice Bear" and thinking about global warming. We have thought about food chains, habitats, teeth and digestion.
 
Year 3 Science
We have been recognising that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. We have been noticing that light is reflected from surfaces. We are learning that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes. We have been investigating shadows, focusing on the way that the size of shadows change.
Year 2 Science

We have been identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. We have been using our observational skills and ideas to suggest answers to questions. We have thought about how babies grow into adults.

 

Year 1 Science
We have been identifying and naming lots of different animals (including fish), amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We have been describing and comparing a variety of common animals. We have thought about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
 
Reception Science
A lot of our science learning takes place in different areas of our provision and our adults build on our experiences by asking us questions. We have been very busy in our garden recently planting a new wild life area. We have been using our observation skills and have been talking about seasonal changes. When we are playing in the water area we are learning all about capacity and volume. 
 
Science Week 2019- 'Hive Detectives'
We were buzzing with excitement!
Our Science Week Fancy dress winners!
 
We won a butterfly house we can decorate and put together in our gardens at home.
 
Reception: Imogen
Year 1: George
Year 2: Noah
Year 3: Hazel
Year 4: Scarlett
Year 5: Charlie
Year 6: Poppy