The fantastic quality of science teaching at Edmonton County Primary School has been recognised with the achievement for the Primary Science Quality Mark in September 2019.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is a joint project led by led from the University of Hertfordshire in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the network of Science Learning Centres, the Association for Science Education and the Welcome Trust.
At Edmonton County our vision for science learning is to have a curriculum which enables children to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We aim to nurture children’s curiosity through practical experiences that inspire questions and inquiry.
Summary of statutory assessments
The purpose of statutory assessment is to assign a ‘best fit’ level to each pupil in order to track which element of the curriculum they have adequately achieved and those which may require more attention. For Science, teachers assess pupils as to whether they are working at the expected level. Areas of assessment are split into three levels: developing understanding, secure and extending understanding.
How parents can support their child
Places to visit in London
London has a wide variety of amazing places you can take your children to explore Science based activities, whilst spending quality time with you children:
- Science Museum (free of charge)
- Natural History Museum (free of charge)
- London Zoo/ Aquarium
- Local parks – mini beast/ plant hunts
- New City farm
- The Royal Observatory
- Centre of the Cell)
- Taking part in workshops organised by Lee Valley (https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/education/schools-groups/special-needs/)
- Exploring local areas such as Epping Forest (https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/epping-forest-and-visitor-centre)
- Visits to interesting places such as Butterfly Farm in St. Albans, Waltham Abbey Gardens and following nature trails of amazing Lee Valley.
Get involved in homework projects and hands on activities
Providing access to interesting websites for further exploration
Links to useful websites
Here is a list of useful links that can be used to help support your child with their science learning:
Below are some websites where you can find fun, easy to manage investigations for you and your children to enjoy together: