Science at Cambo

Science at Cambo

At Cambo First School we want our children to think scientifically in developing their skills, knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. We want our children  to develop a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences at school at home and in life itself.

Cambo First School is a small school thus the coordination of all subjects is shared. Staff from Cambo have worked alongside colleagues across the Morpeth Partnership to ensure that we have a long-term Science plan with clear expectations for the progression of knowledge and skills from EYFS through to Year 13.

At Cambo we have mixed age classes, therefore it is essential to have a two year rolling program of Science. To this end we have medium term plans for each theme.

Morpeth Partnership Science Curriculum

The Principles of Good Teaching and Learning in Science at Cambo First School

  • Children make links across the curriculum
  • Children ask scientific questions
  • Children are enthused and challenged by their learning
  • Children explore and design their own investigations
  • Children develop real life learning experiences.
  • Children use a variety of environments

Cambo Science Policy

CAMBO FIRST SCHOOL SCIENCE POLICY

Awards

 

 

 

 

In May 2020 during COVID 19, under Mrs Barron’s leadership we successfully gained our PSQM Gilt Award. What a process and what an achievement. Well done everyone. Super work, super fun and super events. Have a look at our portfolio. It makes lovely reading and viewing.  Julia Miller our assessor said

‘I have really enjoyed reading your submission and I thoroughly recommend that you are awarded PSQM GILT. Looking through your portfolio before reading your reflections I could see so many examples of good science practice; principles; TAPS; PLAN; parents and I wanted to read and find out more thinking this is a PSQM GILT school and indeed it is. Your action plans were very, very  good and I recommend going back and RAG rating them which may help you in starting to
think about your plans for next year. You have so much very good practice to share and I hope you will consider planning goingfor PSQM outreach in a few years’ time.’

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Cambo First School Portfolio wall Display (1)

Planning for Autumn 1

States of Matter Y3 and Y4 Science

Year 2 Uses of Everyday Materials planning

 

What is happening in School?

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What fun we have had this week. Science, Science and more Science. We came into school on Monday morning to find a total travesty their was rubbish everywhere! In the trees, in the pig pen… Litter, litter , litter.. And so the learning began as Reception and Y1 had to collect, categorise and label the rubbish.  Whilst Y2,3,4 looked into the decomposition of materials, where and how materials were made and the impact of these materials in the world. We also had several visitors to school to help us in our learning. In Geography Steven from Caled Rocks came into school to help us learn about extreme weather and Gail from Warburtons came in for our PSHE/Technology sessions to help us think about staying healthy and eating a balanced diet! We also had parental visits from Vicky who is was a helicopter pilot and was able to help us learn about the principles of flight, and Mike a GP who helped us learn about healthy bacteria. The bread created was super tasty! And the learning? As the children said… ‘PHENOMENAL! Science is everywhere, I wish we could do it every day’!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to find out about science? Try these sites…

kids.nationalgeographic.com

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

askabiologist.asu.edu

www.stem.org.uk

climatekids.nasa.gov

www.amazingspace.org