Science at St Ambrose
School closure activties
We have subscribed to Whizz Pop Bang magazine and they have provided some free online resourceds. One of these is a fun science quiz accessible by the link below
and some other fun activities for free here:
Earn your wildlife water badge!
Complete these three challenges to earn your Whizz Pop Bang Wildlife Watcher badge...
1) Make something to help wildlife in your area (e.g. make a mini-pond, bug hotel, butterfly feeder or hedgehog house, etc.).
2) Spot some wildlife and record it (e.g. describe, draw, count or photograph it).
3) Do something to help wildlife (e.g. create a wildflower area in a garden or window box, clear litter from a park or beach, take part in a citizen science project that helps wildlife, etc.).
Then follow the instructions at the link below:
I have uploaded a document with some STEM challenges which can be mostly done with children in the house with things you already have. Obviously, some are not practical at this time like the egg challenge but most you should be able to do. Hope it keeps little hands busy! The document is available at the bottom of the page.
There are additional STEM challenge starters available at: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary and at
Dr Chips- live at 10am!
Follow up your Joe Wicks work out with a live science challenge each day at 10:00.
Mystery Science is the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools. They are short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity. All of the activities are designed to use simple supplies you will likely already have at home.
BBC bitesize has lots of education clips and games linked to science and other subjects.
The topical science update:
Paul Tyler writes a science update every month with all the interesting science news that has happened. Whilst normally this is aimed at teachers, this month he has written it for children to keep them updated with science news. It's I really interesting read and I would highly recommend it.
Other Science games and resources
Science National Curriculum
Please click on the link below to the view the national curriculum for Science
End of Year Expectations
Click on links for each year group to view the documents that show what is taught in each year group and what the children are expected to learn by the end of the academic year.
I Can Statements
We use I can statements to enable to children to assess their own learning in Science. They focus on the elements of science the children are learning such as the different topics but also focus on the skills children develop through working scientifically.
Science Skills Progression
Children will learn a range of skills in Science during their time in Key Stage One and Two, at St Ambrose, the links below shows you what these are for each year group in our school
Part of the national scientce curriculum is workings scientifically. This includes 5 key strands of working scientifically to develop key skills in thinking logically, questioning, p;lanning and carrying out investigations and drawing conclusions.
The 5 strands of working scientifically are:
Sorting and Classifying
Fair testing (or controlling variables)
Observation over time
Research using secondary sources.
Over the course of the year, every class completes several of each type of working scientifically to ensure that all the skills are developed and secured.