Along with English and maths, science remains one of the main core subjects in primary school. It can be one of the most exciting and practical subjects and, as a result, is a real joy to learn.
Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them! A positive primary science experience is also key to encouraging future generations to not only study this at secondary school, but also potentially to follow it as a career.
Please see some images below for examples of 'hands-on' science at Barnburgh Primary School.
Year 6 Practical Science (Heart Dissection)
Y5 Science Work Samples
Year 4 Science Samples
On Monday 1st October 2018, Year 4 had a visit from two community dental nurses who came to talk to them about their job and how the children can look after their teeth in the best possible way. The dental nurses were blown away by how much the children already knew! During the talk, the children discussed: how many times a day they should brush their teeth and for how long, what time a day they should brush their teeth, what foods and drinks are bad for your teeth, how long they should wait after eating before brushing their teeth and how much fluoride, in parts per million (ppm), their toothpaste should have. The children had many questions which were answered during the session, as well as lots of their own facts and stories which they shared with the nurses. It was definitely an informative session and the children even went away with a brand new toothbrush!
Year 4 18/19 - Brushing our teeth using our toothbrushes from home, before writing our teeth brushing top tips!
How do different liquids effect tooth enamel? - Science experiment using egg shells which are a tooth-like substance
Y4 Science Work Samples
Y4 Practical Science Evidence
Year 3 Science Learning Examples
Y1 Science Work Samples
Early Years Work Samples
Please see coverage of science below.