Welcome to the John Clifford School Science Web Page
Science at John Clifford School is about developing children’s ideas and inquisitive nature to enable them to make sense of the world in which they live. We aim to do this through active learning and engagement, investigation and developing scientific using and applying skills.
We are extremely fortunate to have a great outdoor environment both within the school grounds and locally and aim to offer our children exciting scientific opportunities using these great natural resources.
Each year group teaches science through their topic each half term. You can find an overview of our science curriculum below.
What are we learning in school?
Take a look at some of our cross-curricular science and topic display around school. The children have been producing some amazing work recently. In year 1, we have been learning about the seasons and have used the outdoor environment to use natural objects to help us with our number bonds in Maths too. Last half term, Year 4 created their own 'Magical Medicines' just as George did in one of their favourite stories 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl. Yeah 5 have been discovering what they could find in outer space.
In November, we also took part in 'National Energy Awareness Week 2015'. Each class researched and found out for themselves all about electricity and how we can save energy around school and at home. Our school council did an amazing job acting as Energy Busters. They labelled up every light switch and socket around school to help us all remember to save electricity and reminded staff and children about how they could all help to save energy.
Science Around School
Take a look at some of the work we have been producing in each year group...
What's coming up this year...
Over the coming year, we have lots of whole school science initiatives taking place. Take a look at the 'Science Calendar' below:
21st - 25th February 2016 - Waste Awareness Week
14th-18th March 2016 - British Science Week
22nd March - World Water Day
22nd April - Earth Day
22nd May - International Day for Biological Diversity
20th - 24th June - Recycle Week
Keep looking at this webpage for updates photographs, videos and work that the children have produced as part of these exciting activities.
Mad Science After School Club
Each year we invite 'Mad Science' into school to run an exciting science based assembly and run an after school club. During each session, the children learn an aspect of the science curriculum in a fun, engaging and mad way!
Here are some quotes from the children who love Mad Science!
Children's Links - Science at Home