As a whole school Milton Park aims to inspire children by providing an exciting and varied Science Curriculum.

Science is taught for a minimum of 2 hours a week and each year group covers 6 Science Topic areas over the year. Children are taught to be independent and collaborative scientific investigators, thinking and working scientifically by their involvement in exciting practical investigations. Children are encouraged to be creative and as they move through the school they are taught to evaluate evidence, understand fair testing and consider whether the tests or comparisons are fair through designing their own experiments. Children observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical processes. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.

Cross Curricular links are made where possible children are taught to be able to describe associated processes and key characteristics in common language, but are also taught to be familiar with, and use, technical and scientific terminology accurately and precisely. Opportunities are also given for extended writing. Children are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.

Enrichment activities and opportunities are planned throughout the year to support the children’s learning. For example we take part in National Science Week where we invite visiting speakers and provide workshops for the children to have extra hands on experience in addition to the curriculum. This could involve anything from being Forensic Detectives to handling exotic animals. The focus of the week is to broaden the children’s awareness of Science and hopefully inspire future scientists!

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Science Week Fun!!

Science poster Website

Last year we had the most amazing Science Week! Lots of visitors came in throughout the week to work with all of the children in a wide variety of scientific areas. The children were able to become scientists for the week, working with real scientists from a wide range of areas of science.

Where will our Science investigations take us this year?

Science Week 2016

BOPH - Barn Owl Project Hampshire We were vitited by Wisdom, a beautiful Barn Owl to learn about how they live and survive in the wild and adapt to their surroundings
BOPH – Barn Owl Project Hampshire
We were visited by Wisdom, a beautiful Barn Owl to learn about how survive in the wild and adapt to their surroundings.
Harry Potter Potions - Milton Cross Mixing chemicals to make reactions. Creating rainbows in a test tube
Harry Potter Potions – Milton Park
We were mixing chemicals to make reactions.
Wowed by Science!
We mixed chemicals to create rainbows in test tubes: Wowed by science!
Marine Conservation Society What Lurks deep beneath the oceans?
Marine Conservation Society
What Lurks deep beneath the oceans?
Portsmouth University - Professor Darren Gower What makes us who we are?
Portsmouth University – 
Professor Darren Gower
What makes us who we are?
Bangs and Flames Assembly- Milton Cross Amazing flames, explosions and firing rockets.
Bangs and Flames Assembly- Milton Cross
Amazing flames, explosions and firing rockets.
Germs and Bacteria -Adrian Taylor Learning all about how washing our hands properly can help to stop the spread of infections
Germs and Bacteria – Adrian Taylor
Learning all about how washing our hands properly can help to stop the spread of infections.
I Do Science - Ian Dunne We were given a whirlwind tour of Science, learning everything from outer space to electricity.
I Do Science – Ian Dunne
We were given a whirlwind tour of Science, learning everything from outer space to electricity.
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