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Our Primary Science Quality Mark Submission - Going for Gold!

The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)


As part of our desire to be continually moving forward, we are working really hard to showcase the science we do in school by applying for this award this year.


We will keep updating this section of the website, but we are busy doing some really exciting science activities and busy extending science beyond school.  


What we have done so far:

We have reviewed our science values and principles for teaching science - these are available to look at below.  We aim to work to these principles in every science lesson we do!


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) club is up and running and children are invited (following their work in science in class) to come along and do lots of exciting investigations and experiments each week after school on a Monday, led by Mrs SC, Miss Harrison and Mr Hardicker.


WOW Science takes place=as part of the Fun Friday sessions.  This is always really popular and the children are loving carrying out exciting and WOW investigations.


All our KS2 children are completing a 'learning journal' style homework every 4 weeks that is linked to the topic they are learning about in science in their year group.  The most impressive/imaginative/original/WOW/creative etc of these for each class, will get a science certificate.  Mrs SC will also be choosing one winner from KS2.  


Science Selfies - please send any 'science-selfies' through to your class teacher via Class Dojo.  These are any photographs of children doing anything scientific at home!  This can be anything from: making a chocolate cake (melting the chocolate - changing materials!) to creating an erupting volcano;   playing with magnets to making a potato clock; making something float in the bath to making a balloon rocket; investigating forces by going down hill on a bike to buying a pair of running shoes that have a better grip!  The possibilities are endless - but it doesn't have to be difficult (or even out of the ordinary - science is all around us!) - it can be something you do every day, but the children will be thinking scientifically!


A 'Science Gadget Shop' was held in December, run by our year 6 children, and selling stocking filler science gadgets, whilst demonsrating how they worked. 


Our School Science Fair, on teh 17th March, to mark the end of science week was fantastic! We had 99 entires in our science project competition and the school was literally packed with visitors, all keen to see what chidlren across school had made during science week.