science

 

Science

Our Science Vision

Pupils and staff worked together to come up with a Science vision statement. This is a promise to each other about what Science teaching and learning will look like at St Patrick’s. You can read our vision statement below.

The Five Types of Scientific Enquiry

In order to work scientifically, children should be able to identify and choose the appropriate scientific enquiry skills for the questions they are answering. The National Curriculum highlights five key skills for effective scientific enquiry. At St Patrick’s, we want children to be able to explain each skill and identify what skill they are using when conducting an enquiry. These skills are outlined below: 

Observing Over Time

 This skill helps us to identify and measure changes in living things, materials and physical processes and events. These observations may take place over time spans from minutes or hours.

 

Pattern Seeking

 This skill involves observing, measuring and recording evidence to look for links between variables which are not associated by one causing the other.

 

Identifying, Classifying & Grouping

 This skill helps us to make sense of the world by sorting into categories, often answering yes or no questions.

 

Comparative & Fair Testing

 This skill is used to identify a causal relationship between two variables. One variable is identified and changed and the effect it has on another variable is observed or measured.

 

Researching

 This skill allows us to answer questions that are impossible or unsafe to answer using first hand experiences. Therefore, we need to use secondary resources to conduct research.

 

Contact us

1 Longfield Avenue
Walthamstow
London
E17 7DP
Tel: 0208 509 4321
Email: school@st-patricks.waltham.sch.uk

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