Science at Nunthorpe Primary Academy
Science is a big focus at Nunthorpe. We teach it through practical investigation, which encourages children to think independently and to work successfully and collaboratively in teams. Our science leader is Mr Salter, who teaches science from Y2 to Y6.
Our Science Curriculum
Our Science Curriculum can be viewed by selecting the link below: Our Science Curriculum
Science is taught in each year group as follows:-
- EYFS – embedded in the EYFS curriculum.
- Y1 – Science lessons each week taught by the Year 1 teacher plus two cross curricular topics, lasting several weeks.
- Y2 to Y6 – Science lessons each week taught by Mr Salter.
The topics in each year group are as follows:
Medium term plans for science can be found in the ‘Curriculum’ section for each year group. For cross-curricular topics, they are embedded in the cross curricular Medium Term Plans.
Some Scientific Highlights
Family Science Challenge
Y6 children spend 6 weeks in after school club preparing to deliver this event, where Y3 children bring an adult family member to take part in exciting scientific exploration!
Y6 Water Rocket Competition
This is a science and design technology project, culminating in a competition between local schools.
This year, Nunthorpe broke the all-time record with a distance of 113m – so impressive that Prof. Brian Cox was interested!
Our own Time Peake lookalike was on hand, helping with repairs!
The winning team – The Flying Pringles!!