Science Home Schooling
Our school remains closed, and we are now in the Summer term of our academic school year. We would usually look forward to a new delivery of exciting Science equipment at the beginning of a new term, ready to start a new topic of learning in our weekly science lessons.
As an Empiribox school we are keen to keep the children on track with curriculum content as much as possible. Empiribox have been working hard to provide some distance learning resources for children in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3,4,5 and 6).
You can now access the Key Stage Two resources, on the topic of ROCKS provided by Empiribox here:
There is no log in required.
The skills we are working on this term are presenting and analysing data.
The Key Stage One resources, on the topic of Our Living Earth are now available.
Our weekly family learning activities are still a valuable resource and are still available for you to use.
We realise that the current situation with school closures continues to be challenging. Despite not being physically together at school, we are still a Welsh House Farm Family and it is important that during these tough times we maintain healthy mental wellbeing and a sense of curiosity by challenging ourselves to be creative and to use the vast resources around us.
I am looking forward to seeing and hearing about some wonderful science investigations from you all.
Empiribox Learning Activities
At Welsh House Farm we provide a high-quality science education where learners flourish in their understanding the world. Children are taught the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science so that they can continue to grow in knowledge and develop a curiosity about the world around them.
Research indicates that children start to develop perceptions about whether science is ‘for them’ by the end of primary school so it is therefore essential that all pupils experience an inspiring science education, that builds their understanding of the value and place of the subject in their lives.
In our school we teach termly units through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Through our practical approach to learning, children use real experiences to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Long Term Overview
Key Stage One
In Key Stage 2 the system follows a four year cycle of coverage, with Physics, Biology or Chemistry being taught in each term.
Key Stage 2
Welsh House Farm is proud to be a member of the Halesowen and Dudley Partnership School Programme, run by The Ogden Trust. We actively promote Physics in our school and are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning at Primary School level and beyond.
The Ogden Trust
The Ogden Trust aims to increase the uptake of physics for all at post-16, particularly for those from under-represented groups. The Trust supports schools, projects and programmes that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning.
Through collaborative partnerships, enrichment and enhancement activities, working with families, developing career awareness and supporting teacher CPD, the Trust wants more students to develop a physics identity – to believe they can be a scientist and to see what studying physics can mean to them.
The priority audiences for the Trust include teachers without a physics background, teachers and students in remote rural areas or in areas of social deprivation, and students on free school meals.
In primary education we aim to:
Raise the profile of science in the primary curriculum, with the emphasis on physical processes
Enhance teachers’ confidence in the planning, delivery and assessment of primary science (physical processes)
Support science subject leaders in creating a sustainable network.