The aim of science teaching here at St Thomas’ is to teach an understanding of the natural phenomena. We aim to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. We teach methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science affects their life to-day and in the future on a personal, national, and global level.
In line with the New National Curriculum (2016) We are encouraging children to become aware of how science influences our everyday lives. We are hoping that they begin to realise that Science is all around us and is incorporated into everything that we do. We asked the children to take a ‘science selfie’ at home whilst they were doing something scientific. The photographs we have received are brilliant and show a wide range of skills.
Science Fair 2018!
This July, St Thomas CE Primary School will be hosting our first ever Science Fair.
At the centre of the event will be a showcase of independent investigative work – much like that of science fairs seen in the U.S.A.
Each year group have been assigned a different theme:
Reception – Mini Beasts
Year 1 – Animals and their habitats
Year 2 – Rocks and Fossils
Year 3 – Forces
Year 4 – Space
Year 5 – Light
Year 6 – Human Organs
The KS1 Science Fair will be held on the morning of Wednesday 27th June at the KS1 site. The KS2 Science Fair will be in the afternoon at the KS2 site. There will be a whole host of activities for children to take part in and you are welcome to join your child on the day.
25.06.18 – Voting for the outstanding submissions starts this week, the top three from each year group will be entered into the final, which there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for the winners.
Thank you so much to all that have entered, each and every one is fantastic and we’re enjoying all the budding scientists expressing their creativity and investigative prowess.
Science Fair Winners
Runners up: Leoni Campbell-Kolbe, Merlin Tutin, Olivia Galbraith, Harry Fielding
The overall winner: Jacob Adnett.