Science Throughout 2022-2023
Adrian Bowden and his Travelling Science Show visit school each term.
Over a 2 year period, children at All Saints' enjoy and engage with all of the workshops on offer, delivered in such a way that they provide the opportunity for retrieval of prior learning and the opportunity to present concepts in a wide variety of ways.
This year, Adrian is booked to visit on: 29th November 2022, 17th March 2023 and the 17th June 2023.
Each year we celebrate World Oceans Day, linking learning on this day to our work in science, geography and a broader context of environmental issues. Following the success of a visiting rock pool for the past two years, we have once again booked this workshop for June 2023.
Each year group carefully considers where visits/visitors can enhance learning opportunities, or indeed are essential to ensure learning takes place. For example, in EYFS, children visit farms/zoos and engage with visiting workshops to support them in having first hand experiences of a wide range of animals. Children in key stage one build upon this foundation through Zoo2U visits as they begin to explore classification of animals into broad groups. Children in year 3 visit Blackburn Museum to support their learning on rocks and fossils, making use of the excellent bank of resources that they have available there to give children the opportunity to explore this aspect of science in a more hands on way. Children in year 4 visit Chester Zoo with a focused workshop looking at the digestive system, an experience which really supports understanding of what can be a difficult concept to grasp.