STEM Challenge – Christmas 2020

09/12/20 – See the challenge set for our pupils! Over the next two weeks, the children will use their maths, science and design technology skills to make Santa a replacement tree that will withstand anything the elf can throw at it! Outcomes to follow.

National Curriculum Aims:

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

At The Greetland Academy, we use the Rising Stars Switched on Science scheme to support the teaching and learning of science. This embeds the working scientifically requirements into each topic so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children are developing skills of observation, investigation and fair testing, classification and data handling. In addition to this, during our STEM Week in the final half term of the year, each class embarks on an investigative science unit of work to further consolidate the working scientifically skills and knowledge taught throughout the year.

Science Curriculum Overview

Our aims for our pupils:

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