Science is an important part of the curriculum in Forres School. We are committed to providing children with an exciting and creative curriculum and they are encouraged to ask questions and discover why and how things happen. We often use the world around us to engage the children and to encourage their curiosity and to develop a love of science.
The key areas of scientific knowledge are linked with and taught through the topics which play an important role in the creative curriculum offered at Forres Primary school. The scientific aspects are taught in two week blocks, i.e. 10 afternoons per half term. All lessons have clear learning objectives which are shared and reviewed with the pupils. The children enjoy using iPads and laptops in their lessons.
In Forres school we follow the Herts for Learning topic maps which ensure that all areas of the National Curriculum. These documents show what topics are taught in each year group as well as the different skills in taught in each topic.
In 2015 Forres school proudly received the silver award for the primary science quality mark. As a school we worked extremely hard to achieve. This award has helped to improve the quality of teaching and learning of science as well as the increasing the children's enjoyment of science.
We also run a 'Science Showdown' competition in school. Each week, a different question will be asked, such as "Why do reptiles have scales?" or "Why is grass green?" Answers are collected and each week the class which is the closest to the answer is chosen (one class from Key Stage 1 and one class from Key Stage 2) . At the end of the term, the class with the most correct answers wins a prize.
Autumn term winners:
Spring term winners:
Summer term winners: