Newton Drive, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, DH1 5BG
0191 386 5400

Science

Science Coordinator Team: Mr T Anderson, Mrs J Kelly, Mrs A Grant

At Framwellgate Moor Primary School our ambition is for every child to take part in interactive and engaging learning experiences that fuel a lifelong enthusiasm for science. In line with the National Curriculum, we have developed a progressive scheme of learning to help broaden pupils’ knowledge and scientific inquiry skills. This will help enable pupils to confidently apply their learning across subjects and in their future careers. We have also carefully thought out a progressive list of core scientific vocabulary that children should use and understand in different year groups. There are close links between our science and maths curriculum, where children are able to develop their skills of collecting, recording and interpreting data as well as constructing tables and graphs. Throughout their time with us, children will study a diverse selection of scientists both historical and modern to challenge their own idea of what a scientist is.

Science Opportunities at Framwellgate Moor

  • Visits from scientists such as Professor Nitrate.
  • School Trips to Centre for Life
  • Workshops with current scientists
  • Eco After School Club
  • Eco Warriors group in school
  • Wild Science Workshops
  • Forest School
  • Beyond the Chartwell’s Kitchen Cooking Workshops.
  • We study a variety of different scientists based on age, nationality, race, gender.
  • Substantive knowledge recapped at the beginning of each lesson from previous lessons and other topics covered.
  • Disciplinary knowledge symbols displayed in each classroom making children aware of skills being used in each lesson.

In Early Years

At FMPS we believe that Science in our Early Years provision is integral to pupils as they develop investigative skills.  Science is delivered through a balance of adult led learning and continuous provision. Adult led sessions focus on developing skills, new learning and exploring concepts. Continuous provision allows children to practise inquiry skills, challenge their thinking and embed concepts; they do this through quality interactions, provocations and experiences. The progressive curriculum supports children’s learning which develops quickly in response to high quality relationships and experiences. Science objectives are taught, explored and revisited throughout the year.

In Key Stage 1

Learning from Early Years is consolidated throughout the pupils’ time in Y1/2 and revisited regularly in lessons so that children can draw on this foundational knowledge. As they move into KS1, the children are able to take part in a range of more structured investigations linked to specific topic areas taken from the three strands of science. Children begin to recognise different ways they may answer scientific questions and raise their own questions while exploring the world around them. Pupils will be taught to use different equipment to carry out investigations and continue to develop their ability to record results, alongside their written work.

In Key Stage 2

Building on their knowledge from KS1, pupils have the opportunity to set up and run investigations based around the topics that they are learning about. As they progress through KS2, the children are given more freedom and responsibility with regards to their practical work. We aim to broaden the children’s knowledge of topics by regularly recapping our curriculum, introducing new knowledge through engaging lessons and encouraging them to use a breadth of scientific vocabulary. Children develop the ability to record their experiments in a scientific manner including opportunities to present conclusions and evaluations to their peers. As children reach the end of their time at FMPS, they will have a deep understanding of scientific skills and concepts and will have developed a sound scientific vocabulary to prepare them for their next step.

By the end of their time at FMPS, we want our pupils to leave our school with a love for science, that will last a lifetime.

Career Links

Scientific skills are used in a wide range of vocations not just within the scientific field. At Framwellgate Moor Primary School we value the teaching of science as we feel that it is important that pupils develop these skills and are able to use them effectively within their chosen career. We want the children to challenge the stereotypes in science and raise their aspirational goals.

Skills required to become a Scientist:

  • Asking questions
  • Making Predictions
  • Setting up Tests
  • Observing and Measuring
  • Recording Data
  • Interpreting and Communicating Results
  • Evaluating
  • Teamwork

Becoming a Pharmacist

A pharmacist or chemist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the preparation, dispensing, and management of medications to ensure safe and effective use, while also providing medication counselling and guidance to patients and healthcare providers.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • knowledge of chemistry
  • being organised and able to work independently or within a team
  • measuring skills for correct dosages
  • the ability to ask clear questions to identify problems and provide appropriate advice
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • maths knowledge
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer

Becoming a Veterinarian

A veterinarian (vet) is a medical professional who practices veterinary medicine. This means that they help to care for and heal injured or ill animals.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • knowledge of biology
  • knowledge of animal medicine and dentistry
  • Be able to interpret test results
  • Record data and observations accurately
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills including asking key questions
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well in a team
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • to be able to use a computer

Becoming a Forensic scientist

Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Forensic scientists are in charge of collecting and analysing a range of elements such as DNA, fingerprints, ballistics, and toxicology reports to support in criminal investigations.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
  • knowledge of public safety and security
  • to set up and run a range of specific scientific tests
  • excellent written communication skills to record tests and findings
  • to interpret and present results clearly so conclusions can be made
  • the ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • to be able to use a computer

Have fun learning science at home using these useful resources:

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html

https://wowscience.co.uk/

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/science-games/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

https://pstt.org.uk/unique-resources/a-scientist-just-like-me/

You can view our Progression Grids below:

You can view photo of our Science lessons by clicking below:

Newton Drive, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, DH1 5BG
0191 386 5400

Science

Science Coordinator Team: Mr T Anderson, Mrs J Kelly, Mrs A Grant

At Framwellgate Moor Primary School our ambition is for every child to take part in interactive and engaging learning experiences that fuel a lifelong enthusiasm for science. In line with the National Curriculum, we have developed a progressive scheme of learning to help broaden pupils’ knowledge and scientific inquiry skills. This will help enable pupils to confidently apply their learning across subjects and in their future careers. We have also carefully thought out a progressive list of core scientific vocabulary that children should use and understand in different year groups. There are close links between our science and maths curriculum, where children are able to develop their skills of collecting, recording and interpreting data as well as constructing tables and graphs. Throughout their time with us, children will study a diverse selection of scientists both historical and modern to challenge their own idea of what a scientist is.

Science Opportunities at Framwellgate Moor

  • Visits from scientists such as Professor Nitrate.
  • School Trips to Centre for Life
  • Workshops with current scientists
  • Eco After School Club
  • Eco Warriors group in school
  • Wild Science Workshops
  • Forest School
  • Beyond the Chartwell’s Kitchen Cooking Workshops.
  • We study a variety of different scientists based on age, nationality, race, gender.
  • Substantive knowledge recapped at the beginning of each lesson from previous lessons and other topics covered.
  • Disciplinary knowledge symbols displayed in each classroom making children aware of skills being used in each lesson.

In Early Years

At FMPS we believe that Science in our Early Years provision is integral to pupils as they develop investigative skills.  Science is delivered through a balance of adult led learning and continuous provision. Adult led sessions focus on developing skills, new learning and exploring concepts. Continuous provision allows children to practise inquiry skills, challenge their thinking and embed concepts; they do this through quality interactions, provocations and experiences. The progressive curriculum supports children’s learning which develops quickly in response to high quality relationships and experiences. Science objectives are taught, explored and revisited throughout the year.

In Key Stage 1

Learning from Early Years is consolidated throughout the pupils’ time in Y1/2 and revisited regularly in lessons so that children can draw on this foundational knowledge. As they move into KS1, the children are able to take part in a range of more structured investigations linked to specific topic areas taken from the three strands of science. Children begin to recognise different ways they may answer scientific questions and raise their own questions while exploring the world around them. Pupils will be taught to use different equipment to carry out investigations and continue to develop their ability to record results, alongside their written work.

In Key Stage 2

Building on their knowledge from KS1, pupils have the opportunity to set up and run investigations based around the topics that they are learning about. As they progress through KS2, the children are given more freedom and responsibility with regards to their practical work. We aim to broaden the children’s knowledge of topics by regularly recapping our curriculum, introducing new knowledge through engaging lessons and encouraging them to use a breadth of scientific vocabulary. Children develop the ability to record their experiments in a scientific manner including opportunities to present conclusions and evaluations to their peers. As children reach the end of their time at FMPS, they will have a deep understanding of scientific skills and concepts and will have developed a sound scientific vocabulary to prepare them for their next step.

By the end of their time at FMPS, we want our pupils to leave our school with a love for science, that will last a lifetime.

Career Links

Scientific skills are used in a wide range of vocations not just within the scientific field. At Framwellgate Moor Primary School we value the teaching of science as we feel that it is important that pupils develop these skills and are able to use them effectively within their chosen career. We want the children to challenge the stereotypes in science and raise their aspirational goals.

Skills required to become a Scientist:

  • Asking questions
  • Making Predictions
  • Setting up Tests
  • Observing and Measuring
  • Recording Data
  • Interpreting and Communicating Results
  • Evaluating
  • Teamwork

Becoming a Pharmacist

A pharmacist or chemist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the preparation, dispensing, and management of medications to ensure safe and effective use, while also providing medication counselling and guidance to patients and healthcare providers.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • knowledge of chemistry
  • being organised and able to work independently or within a team
  • measuring skills for correct dosages
  • the ability to ask clear questions to identify problems and provide appropriate advice
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • maths knowledge
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer

Becoming a Veterinarian

A veterinarian (vet) is a medical professional who practices veterinary medicine. This means that they help to care for and heal injured or ill animals.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • knowledge of biology
  • knowledge of animal medicine and dentistry
  • Be able to interpret test results
  • Record data and observations accurately
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills including asking key questions
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well in a team
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • to be able to use a computer

Becoming a Forensic scientist

Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Forensic scientists are in charge of collecting and analysing a range of elements such as DNA, fingerprints, ballistics, and toxicology reports to support in criminal investigations.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
  • knowledge of public safety and security
  • to set up and run a range of specific scientific tests
  • excellent written communication skills to record tests and findings
  • to interpret and present results clearly so conclusions can be made
  • the ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • to be able to use a computer

Have fun learning science at home using these useful resources:

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html

https://wowscience.co.uk/

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/science-games/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

https://pstt.org.uk/unique-resources/a-scientist-just-like-me/

You can view our Progression Grids below:

You can view photo of our Science lessons by clicking below:

Newton Drive, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, DH1 5BG
0191 386 5400

Science

Science Coordinator Team: Mr T Anderson, Mrs J Kelly, Mrs A Grant

At Framwellgate Moor Primary School our ambition is for every child to take part in interactive and engaging learning experiences that fuel a lifelong enthusiasm for science. In line with the National Curriculum, we have developed a progressive scheme of learning to help broaden pupils’ knowledge and scientific inquiry skills. This will help enable pupils to confidently apply their learning across subjects and in their future careers. We have also carefully thought out a progressive list of core scientific vocabulary that children should use and understand in different year groups. There are close links between our science and maths curriculum, where children are able to develop their skills of collecting, recording and interpreting data as well as constructing tables and graphs. Throughout their time with us, children will study a diverse selection of scientists both historical and modern to challenge their own idea of what a scientist is.

Science Opportunities at Framwellgate Moor

  • Visits from scientists such as Professor Nitrate.
  • School Trips to Centre for Life
  • Workshops with current scientists
  • Eco After School Club
  • Eco Warriors group in school
  • Wild Science Workshops
  • Forest School
  • Beyond the Chartwell’s Kitchen Cooking Workshops.
  • We study a variety of different scientists based on age, nationality, race, gender.
  • Substantive knowledge recapped at the beginning of each lesson from previous lessons and other topics covered.
  • Disciplinary knowledge symbols displayed in each classroom making children aware of skills being used in each lesson.

In Early Years

At FMPS we believe that Science in our Early Years provision is integral to pupils as they develop investigative skills.  Science is delivered through a balance of adult led learning and continuous provision. Adult led sessions focus on developing skills, new learning and exploring concepts. Continuous provision allows children to practise inquiry skills, challenge their thinking and embed concepts; they do this through quality interactions, provocations and experiences. The progressive curriculum supports children’s learning which develops quickly in response to high quality relationships and experiences. Science objectives are taught, explored and revisited throughout the year.

In Key Stage 1

Learning from Early Years is consolidated throughout the pupils’ time in Y1/2 and revisited regularly in lessons so that children can draw on this foundational knowledge. As they move into KS1, the children are able to take part in a range of more structured investigations linked to specific topic areas taken from the three strands of science. Children begin to recognise different ways they may answer scientific questions and raise their own questions while exploring the world around them. Pupils will be taught to use different equipment to carry out investigations and continue to develop their ability to record results, alongside their written work.

In Key Stage 2

Building on their knowledge from KS1, pupils have the opportunity to set up and run investigations based around the topics that they are learning about. As they progress through KS2, the children are given more freedom and responsibility with regards to their practical work. We aim to broaden the children’s knowledge of topics by regularly recapping our curriculum, introducing new knowledge through engaging lessons and encouraging them to use a breadth of scientific vocabulary. Children develop the ability to record their experiments in a scientific manner including opportunities to present conclusions and evaluations to their peers. As children reach the end of their time at FMPS, they will have a deep understanding of scientific skills and concepts and will have developed a sound scientific vocabulary to prepare them for their next step.

By the end of their time at FMPS, we want our pupils to leave our school with a love for science, that will last a lifetime.

Career Links

Scientific skills are used in a wide range of vocations not just within the scientific field. At Framwellgate Moor Primary School we value the teaching of science as we feel that it is important that pupils develop these skills and are able to use them effectively within their chosen career. We want the children to challenge the stereotypes in science and raise their aspirational goals.

Skills required to become a Scientist:

  • Asking questions
  • Making Predictions
  • Setting up Tests
  • Observing and Measuring
  • Recording Data
  • Interpreting and Communicating Results
  • Evaluating
  • Teamwork

Becoming a Pharmacist

A pharmacist or chemist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the preparation, dispensing, and management of medications to ensure safe and effective use, while also providing medication counselling and guidance to patients and healthcare providers.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • knowledge of chemistry
  • being organised and able to work independently or within a team
  • measuring skills for correct dosages
  • the ability to ask clear questions to identify problems and provide appropriate advice
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • maths knowledge
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer

Becoming a Veterinarian

A veterinarian (vet) is a medical professional who practices veterinary medicine. This means that they help to care for and heal injured or ill animals.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • knowledge of biology
  • knowledge of animal medicine and dentistry
  • Be able to interpret test results
  • Record data and observations accurately
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills including asking key questions
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well in a team
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • to be able to use a computer

Becoming a Forensic scientist

Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Forensic scientists are in charge of collecting and analysing a range of elements such as DNA, fingerprints, ballistics, and toxicology reports to support in criminal investigations.

Skills you’ll use in this role:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
  • knowledge of public safety and security
  • to set up and run a range of specific scientific tests
  • excellent written communication skills to record tests and findings
  • to interpret and present results clearly so conclusions can be made
  • the ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • to be able to use a computer

Have fun learning science at home using these useful resources:

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html

https://wowscience.co.uk/

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/science-games/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

https://pstt.org.uk/unique-resources/a-scientist-just-like-me/

You can view our Progression Grids below:

You can view photo of our Science lessons by clicking below: