In science at Lyne and Longcross, we aim to ensure that all pupils develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding which builds on previous learning. We encourage the children to ask questions about the world around them and answer through scientific investigations. The children are equipped with skills to work scientifically to complete enquiries and, importantly, have a love for science and understand its importance in the world around them, now and in the future.
- Within lessons, children have a sense of security in what they have previously learnt and an excitement to discover new knowledge within that area.
- Children feel confidence when faced with questions and challenges when applying their knowledge and can use what they have learnt in new and exciting contexts.
- All children have security in their scientific knowledge
- They show confidence when applying their science knowledge to new contexts and future learning they may explore
- Children have a secure rage of skills to explore and investigate questions
- Lyne and Longcross students have a love for science and the role it has in the sider world including STEM careers
Our Science curriculum knowledge and skills progression document:
To discover more detail about what children are learning in science, look to yearly and (half) termly overviews on each year groups page.
See what we have been up to in science...
Science Week - March '23
It was Science Week 13th-17th March and we celebrated across the school. We started our week with a bang with Jack from Genie Lab delivering a whole school assembly with an exciting array of experiments. We learnt all about oxygen, helium, carbon dioxide (as dry ice) and mixing solutions as he put on an exciting show. There was lots of things that went pop, bang and whizz, as well as lots of flames, floating bubbles and fizzing solutions. Our reception rabbits were almost swallowed by waves of dry ice mist! The children loved it and it helped inspire the start of our week.
We continued with experiments in class, looking at phenomena and exciting ideas such as the skittles in water. We learnt how the sugar dissolves in the water to give us beautiful rainbow designs.
Year 5 Forces workshop - February '23
Tim, engineer at McLaren, came in to teach year 5 during their science topic on forces. They explored gravity, friction and air resistance through a series of experiments using paper, ramps and timers and used his extensive knowledge to answer questions.
Year 6 Microorganisms workshop - January '23
Dr Marsden, medical scientist and expert on microorganisms and infectious diseases, came in to teach year 6 during their science topic on living things. They have been learning all about classifying plants and animals and Dr Marsden helped them learn all about the world of microorganisms. She also assisted in setting up an investigation looking at the growth of microbes from different locations.
World Science Day - November '22
For world science day, we ran a house competition across the school. In our houses, we designed and built tin foil boats considering the waterproof material as well the effect of gravity and buoyancy. At the end of the day, we all came together in the hall to test the best boats and see the overall winner!
Well done to Tringham!
STEM expert parent visits
We are extremely lucky at Lyne and Longcross that we have many amazing parents in many amazing STEM careers and job roles. We have had visits and workshops led by these experts across all years groups in the '21-22 academic year. We have had sessions on micro-organisms, invasive species, the human body & exercise, dinosaurs & fossils, rocks and plants & trees and we have loved every single session.
Thank you to all the amazing parents who have volunteered their time!
Science Week - March '22
Across the week, children in all year groups enjoyed scientific activities, unlinked to their curriculum and explored new and exciting ideas to engage and inspire. We saw dancing raisins, floating tin foil boats and camouflaged lizards!
Some of our amazing parent STEM experts also visited us in school to lead workshops with years 3 and 4.
Finally, all classes from year 1 to year 6 enjoyed a cross curricular drama workshop looking at the science and risks of global warming.
Below are a range of useful links to inspire your children with all things science and help them with their curriculum learning.