‘Together in God’s loving family, we believe, we learn, we grow.’
How we use 'Switched on Science'
The new science curriculum has been written to indicate the basic entitlement for children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 'Switched on Science' ensures full coverage of the content for each year group and more, ensuring that children are given access to lively ideas and ways of working scientifically in a range of contexts, thus providing appropriate repetition and reinforcement which helps to ensure retention.
Each year group pack includes a Teacher's guide, a photocopiable activity resource book, access to six stimulating, high-quality Tigtag science videos and a CD ROM that includes fantastic interactive activities for each topic.
There are six topics covering the new primary science programme of study and more. The first five topics, designed to each cover a half term, are linked directly to the programme of study. The sixth topic in each pack is our 'Super Science' topic. This off-curricular topic reinforces key 'working scientifically' skills linked to the curriculum. It is an opportunity for children to apply their science skills in a wider context.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.
The PSQM programme is recommended by subject leaders, head teachers, Ofsted, the Royal Society, the CBI and other member of the primary science community.
A visitor from Anglian Water talked to the children in KS2 about water and its uses. He engaged the children in a practical activity about saving water and how it is cleaned. A short video about saving water and how it is cleaned was shown and a question and answer session followed. We hope that the information given will encourage our children to use water wisely. Each child received a book mark and a recycled pencil.
Further information about saving water can be found at: