Communication, Language and Literacy
The Role of 'REAL' Scientists in - ASPIRATIONS
As a Federation , one of our curriculum cornerstones is ASPIRATIONS. We want every child to know that there is a world of opportunities out there for them. We encourage them to reach for the stars and have high aspirations for the future. In Science, we are promoting this by inviting 'real' scientists into school - people from the local community who our children can relate to and be inspired by. We are excited to announce that the following scientists are coming soon...
Miss Sarah McGowan
Sarah is an engineering student at Manchester University. She is also the sister of one of our teachers. She will come into school on 28th January to talk to our Year 3 pupils about the course she is studying, why she chose engineering and what she hopes to do in the future.
Miss Raeesah Jusab
Raeesah is the daughter of one of our teachers. She is a 21 year old medical student studying at Manchester University (course: MBChB). She is currently in her third year - the clinical year - and is based in the Accident & Emergency department. She will come into school soon to talk to our Year 4 pupils.
Dr Tayo Adebowale
Dr Adebowale is our Chair of Governors. She is also an environmental scientist. She will come into school soon to talk to our Year 5 pupils about the work that she does and some of the ways in which we can all look after the environment - particularly water.
Ms Khalida Begum
Khalida is a graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University and has a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering. She started her career as a Stress Engineer in Aerospace industry working for Airbus, then moved on as Mechanical Engineer for Jacobs Engineering in the Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) Industry. For the last 7 years Khalida has worked as an Engineering Buyer/Expediter in Supply Chain Management working for Jacobs/Worley.
Our Science Curriculum- A Journey of Discovery
As a Federation we believe that pupils should regularly engage in scientific enquiry, including practical work, and should have many opportunities to develop practical science skills. We provide a balanced programme of science education for all year groups that develops science knowledge and understanding and has a significant focus on developing skills. Our science units are taught in blocks and are linked to our thematic topics. Science is recorded in beautiful and creative cohort books - we would love you to come in a browse through these learning journeys.
National Curriculum Purpose of study
The National Curriculum 2014 states:
'A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.'
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 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.