Science at Ben Rhydding Primary School

During this academic year Ben Rhydding Primary School is raising the profile of science across both Key Stages. We are striving to achieve a Primary Science Quality Mark which will mean that we have shown to the PQSM national governing body that we are delivering our science curriculum with a child lead approach which engages children, stimulates their curiosity and broadens their knowledge of the fascinating world of science.

Already this year there have been some AMAZING science moments:

  • A mobile Planetarium visit for Years 4, 5 and 6
  • A rocket workshop and launch for Years 5 and 6
  • A visit to the Science Festival for Years 5 and 6
  • A visit to Doncaster Safari Park for Year 2
  • A ‘habitats’  trip to Middleton Woods’ for Year 4
  • Some Owl visitors for Years 1 and 2
  • A trip to the Colour Museum in Bradford for Year 6
  • A host of unlikely visitors such as a snake, a tree frog and a tarantula for Year 1
  • A SCHOOL WIDE Science day  to celebrate ‘National Science Week’ which included Eclipse gazing through a modified telescope

As well as all these exciting events we have been developing a child lead approach to our science lessons and central to this is our ‘Child- friendly Principles of Science’:

If you want to get involved with science at Ben Rhydding Primary School, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Perhaps you have a scientific hobby; your work is in some way connected to science or you have some interesting artefacts that you would like to share? Please contact Mrs Cumberland ( Science Co-ordinator) via the school office .

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