Science at Eastrop
Our Science Leader is Miss Ayres.
Our Vision for Science
Through a practical and enjoyable curriculum, Eastrop looks to inspire and excite our children, feeding their thirst for knowledge. Science at Eastrop promotes and develops transferable skills; such as observation, communication, collaboration and enquiry through real life contexts.
Our children are encouraged to have an enquiring mind, to ask questions and be questioned. In science, we will inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity. Through child led investigations, we hope to promote the experience of exploring and investigating scientific concepts in a range of contexts, as the children continually investigate and understand the world around them.
Our children are encouraged to take risks, experiment, reflect, make and learn from misconceptions, in a safe environment where they acquire and apply core skills to equip them for an ever-changing world.
Our Science Principles
Click here to read about the Core Principles that underpin our Science lessons at Eastrop.
Each year group teaches one Hamilton Trust unit of science per term. These are, wherever possible, linked to our termly topic. Where this is not possible, science is then taught as a discrete subject for that term.
Over the year, the units provide opportunities to teach all the Statutory Programmes of Study that are required for each year group for Science in Key Stage 1.
Click the links below to see how science is taught and organised in KS1.
Calendar of Events
Click the links below to see an overview of Science events taking place this year, some of which will be celebrated in school.
Science WOW Days at Eastrop
World Space Week 2019
The Moon: Gateway to the Stars
This week Eastrop took part in one of the largest space events on Earth. World Space Week got off to an exciting start with an assembly from Swindon Astronomers Mr and Mrs Wilkie who taught the children many exciting facts about the moon and answered any of the children’s questions. Some of the children were lucky enough to see some of the moon rock samples Mr and Mrs Wilkie had brought in with them.
Reception children have been busy printing aliens using the numicon pieces and paint. Some children even named their aliens!
Year 1 got creative with their learning. They made moon models from papier mache and textured moon paintings.
Year 2 designed and made space rovers using junk modelling techniques and some wrote posters about the moon using the facts they had remembered from this week.
Science at home
Why not try some of these experiments at home!