Science

What is going well!?

We are so proud of everything we have achieved at Edmonton County Primary.

In 2019 we achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark. We loved our weekly Science lessons and enjoy each new topic that we study!

If you would like to know which topics each year group are studying please click the tabs as shown below!

Scientific Enquiry

One of the key aspects of Science that we are pursuing this year is Scientific Enquiry.

So, what is Scientific Enquiry?

Scientific Enquiry describes the skills children should be taught and use, to find out more about the world and how it works. Scientific Enquiry is exciting, imaginative and child-led.

 

Why do we include Scientific Enquiry in our learning?

When we use Scientific Enquiry in our lessons we become better at problem solving and answering questions, as well as using the correct Scientific vocabulary. Using Scientific Enquiry develops our reasoning skills and also helps us to build resilience as often carrying out experiments can be time consuming and tricky!

The 5 types of Scientific Enquiry

There are different types of Scientific Enquiry they are:

  • Observing changes over time
  • Noticing patterns
  • Grouping and classifying things (noticing similarities and differences)
  • Comparative and fair testing
  • Finding things out using secondary sources of information (researching)

Scientific Enquiry Characters

To ensure that all children are aware of the different types of Scientific Enquiry, as a school we will be creating 5 characters that represent the different aspects!

Watch this space as Miss Foster will be launching a competition very soon!

What Next?

Over the next year our Science page will be updated with examples of our children’s work and how they have used the different types of Scientific Enquiry.

Can you think of any aspects of this you could do at home? We would love to see!

If you have any questions about Science at Edmonton County Primary please chat to Miss Foster!