School Closure- Remote Learning Opportunities
Below are a range of different links to a range of different learning opportunities to use during the school closures. Explore and enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmTANLv-GyXU-jnrFHnHYWVJ6slzlWO35 – live science lessons with Maddie Moate at 11.00 each weekday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/blue-planet-live-lesson/zn7tkmn – Blue Planet live lesson with Steve Backshall.
https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/archive and https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule – daily science podcasts with Professor Brian Cox
Take part in international Scientific research! Carry out tasks to help working Scientists around the globe to gather data:
Games and diagrams for a range of Science topics:
A range of interesting learning resources. They have a range of modelled 3D objects to explore from their museum.:
Lots of fantastic interactive diagrams and games for a range of Science topics:
NASA’s learning resources to learn all about astronomy:
An interactive look around a farmyard, with information on a range of animals:
Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall tracks down 60 of the world's deadliest animals.
"Science is not a subject you took in school. It's life. We are wrapped by it, in it, with it"
Nei deDrasse Tyson (American Astrophysicist)
"The important thing is to never stop questioning."
Albert Einstein (Theoretical physicist)
The National Curriculum specifies the Science content that should be taught and can be found at:
How we teach Science at the Round House
A good understanding of Science allows children to interact with the world around them with a fundamental knowledge of physics, biology and chemistry. At the Round House, we aim to provide children with the necessary skills and understanding to both collaboratively and independently engage with key scientific concepts whilst developing the ability to ‘Work Scientifically’. This will allow them to question, justify and experiment with ideas through a range of methods, such as discussions, examples and, most importantly, experimenting!
Each year group follows a set group of topics as set out in the National Curriculum. Within these, children will be challenged with a range of scientific skills that are built upon and developed as they progress year-by-year.
At the Round House, Hamilton planning is used as a guide to form a linear structure for science teaching, alongside guidance for subject knowledge. Plans are taught with regards to National Curriculum objectives, ensuring a high quality of teaching, which moves the children forwards as young scientists. Teachers at the Round House also plan in collaboration with other schools across the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust, sharing knowledge and ideas across teams at regular meetings. This is key to ensuring that interesting and challenging science lessons are shared across schools in order to benefit the children and aid in their learning.
The children undertake a range of experiments and scientific enquiries in order to demonstrate their progress against curriculum objectives. This is then assessed by the class teacher to track progress, using a specific pro forma for the children to use in order to exhibit their understanding of the topic, using a range of scientific skills.
Alongside this, the children are regularly quizzed in a fun and interactive manner to ensure that topic content has been understood, using online platforms such as Plickers to chart progress. Alongside this, end of unit quizzes, with questions based on National Curriculum objectives, are taken to track progress and ensure learning progresses.