Science is centred around children’s curiosity about the world around them. It offers them the opportunity to discover, prove and disprove the answers to their scientific questions. We encourage the children to lead their own learning which in turn builds their confidence in this subject. Science at Springfield Junior School is fun and practical, and encourages children to be reflective upon their learning.
Autumn term 2018
To introduce the first topic in the Year 5 science curriculum, plants, living thing and their habitats, the year 5 children received ‘living eggs’. This involved embryo eggs being provided, 2-3 days from hatching. The Living Eggs incubators were specially designed for classroom hatching. An electronic thermostat ensured accurate temperature control and there were large viewing windows, which allowed the children to see all stages of hatching. When the chicks were stronger, the children had the opportunity to hold them, which they really enjoyed!
Spring term 2019
BBC Blue Planet live lesson
The children watched and interactive programme that looked at the importance of the Earth's rich marine life. Guided by an expert wildlife biologist, they explored what constitutes a healthy ecosystem and discussed the threats to our oceans such as plastics and over fishing.