Science

Science

Science has undergone a huge transformation over the last couple of years to ensure that topics are taught in an interactive, fun and memorable way!

Science is embedded throughout the curriculum to ensure the children are taught the skills and knowledge they need for the future.

The Nature Lab
We have recently made an outside science learning environment in the school playground. It contains a variety of areas such as a pond, a hedgehog house, a mini beast hotel where children can get investigate and see in a real life context where animals live! We regularly have our science lessons in the nature lab, so children can experience to how science is all around us!

Outdoor-Learning

The Growing Area
We are extremely proud of our growing area at Fulham Primary School.

We grow a range of fruit and vegetables such as runner beans, lettuce, peas, potatoes, strawberries and sunflowers, which the children grow themselves throughout the year. The children enjoy eating and selling them for our school cook, parents and carers to use.

Early Years and the Foundation Stage
Children in the nursery learn through science every day. We have a great outside learning environment which has a large digging, sandpit and growing area. This helps the children actively learn and investigate!

Key Stage 1 and 2
Our curriculum has science embedded throughout. We teach science in an extremely creative way.
Our curriculum is taught using science topics where children are encouraged to actively engage in science through investigations and practical lessons.
Children are encouraged to think scientifically from an early age carrying out a variety of investigations.

The Chicks Have Hatched

Last term, we were all very excited when an incubator containing ten eggs was delivered to school.

An incubator is a special box which is kept at a constant temperature of 38 degrees, just as if the mother hen was sitting on the eggs to keep them warm!

Whilst we watched the eggs in the incubator, some of them wobbled! We were very excited to see what would happen next!

Our first two chicks hatched overnight – one female and one male. Miss Wilcox named all of the chicks as they hatched!

Once the chicks were five hours old, they were transferred to their new home, called a Brooder. This had a light bulb inside which generated heat to keep the little chicks warm and cosy!

One chick was kept in the incubator to encourage the other chicks to hatch.

Another egg is about to hatch in the incubator. It can take many hours for the chick to peck it’s way out of the egg and it is very tiring work!

They were quickly joined by another chick that hatched during the day on Tuesday. Female chicks are brown and male chicks are yellow.

The chicks develop an egg hook on the end of their beaks which is used to tap their way out of the egg shell. The egg hook falls off once the chicks are a few days old as they do not need it anymore.

Can you see how the hole in the egg is getting bigger as the chick makes its way out into the world?

 

Science Curriculum 2015-2016:

Topics and science programmes of study by year group