Falconry UK Visit
On Monday, we had a fantastic visit for Falconry UK as part of our Science week. We all had the opportunity to see and learn about different birds of prey including owls. Children had the opportunity to hold some of the birds and needed to wear the 'gauntlet' in order to hold them. We learnt some amazing facts about some of the different birds including:
Science at Lanchester.
'No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong' - Albert Einstein.
As a Science and Technology school, we feel that Science is an important subject and provides the foundations for understanding the world and therefore children are given an afternoon for their Science lesson. We teach Science following the National Curriculum guidelines, ensuring that children are taught a range of topics through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, whilst developing their scientific language. We encourage pupil led investigation, scientific exploration and for all pupils to explain what is happening including making predictions. Children are encouraged to develop their questioning to stimulate their curiosity.
At the start of a new topic, children are given time to discuss what they already know and then share their ideas with what they would like to learn and explore within the topic.
Science is taught explicitly from Year 1 through to Year 6. In Early Years, Science is taught discretely through their topic of 'Understanding the world.' This includes having the opportunity to discuss the world around them and recognise similarities and differences in relation to objects, materials and living things. They are given many opportunities to make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur. They are then encouraged to talk about any evident changes.
Ways to help your child at home with Science.