Science

Science at Mount Pleasant Primary provides children with opportunities to carry out child-led investigations enabling them to answer open ended questions which encourage children’s curiosity, open-mindedness, critical reflection, perseverance and co-operation.   They will develop skills and gain understanding of science concepts through firsthand experience and practical work.

  • Through effective teaching of science we aim to:
  • Develop inquisitive learners
  • Provide resources that enable children to plan and carry out tests/investigations
  • Enable a deep and lasting interest through providing exciting and enjoyable experiences.
  • Build children’s self confidence to enable them to work independently and develop their social skills to work cooperatively with others.
  • Provide children with a progressive understanding of scientific ideas.
  • Encourage children to sustain an enriched bank of vocabulary through revisiting and building upon scientific concepts.
  • Prepare children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.

 

Pupils will be given opportunities to:

  • Develop their understanding through a systematically enquiry approach through both first hand and secondary sources.
  • Present information in a variety of ways including drawings, diagrams, tables and charts in speech and writing; at key stage 2 pupils should also use standard units of measurement and include graphs to record and present information.
  • Use ICT to collect, store, retrieve and present scientific information.
  • Consider and evaluate scientific ideas and the evidence for them.
  • Collect evidence to test scientific ideas in a variety of ways.
  • Find out about scientific ideas and theories based upon famous scientists from past or present.
  • Consider health and safety in the context of their science work and take action to control risks

 

Memorable Experiences

Some of the memorable experiences provided for the children are science based.

Year 1: Yorkshire Wildlife Park visit (animals.)

Year 2: Messy morning (materials and their properties.) Zoolab, (living things and their habitats.)

Year3: Yorkshire Wildlife Park (animals including humans.) A visit to Sainsbury, (healthy food choices.)

Year 4: Making a large working model of the digestive system and carrying out an investigation on how to brush their teeth properly.

A visit to the Blue Planet aquarium (learning about different species of marine life and their environments.)

Year 5: Planetarium Dome (earth and space.) School garden visit, (plants and animals.)

Year 6: Dissecting a sheep’s heart. Investigating icebergs, (looking at properties of materials.)

 

In Spring 2 term  we also have a whole school science day. Each year group do a variety of investigations, with a full practical approach.

Contact the School

Mount Pleasant Primary School

Mount Street
Lockwood
Huddersfield
HD1 3QP

Office Opening Times
Start: 08:00
Finish: 16:00

Breakfast Club 08:00 - 08:45

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.

Headteacher: Mrs N Nazir


Safeguarding Officer: Mrs N Nazir


Business Manager: Mr M Imran


School SENCo: Mrs S Turner


Chair of Governors: Dr A Williams


Office Contact: Mrs L Haley

Tel: 01484 223198
office.mountpleasant@kirkleeseducation.uk