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Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Principal
Mr Jamie Brooks

Science

At Langdon Academy we believe Science is an essential element of the curriculum that helps underpin everything we do.

The aim for science at Langdon Academy is to ensure all of our children:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them;
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

We are passionate about Science being a hands on, practical subject and as a result, you will find our children regularly designing and carrying out experiments, participating in science related trips and developing high level subject knowledge that highlights their intellectual curiosity.

We encourage all of our children to work scientifically during lessons, this involves:

  • Questioning
  • Scientific enquiry – observing changes, finding patterns, grouping and classifying, fair testing and researching using secondary sources
  • Drawing conclusions based on data and observations
  • Using evidence to justify ideas; and
  • Using scientific knowledge to explain findings

Scientific skills are fundamental throughout the curriculum and a significant emphasis is placed on how these are built upon year on year, leading to our Y6 children becoming young, accomplished scientists as they move across the playground and join our secondary school.

 

Science Update 2019 - 2020

Every year during Science Week schools around the UK celebrate the achievements of scientists in the scientific fields.  Right now many groups of scientists are trying to help find a vaccine for Covid-19, the virus that has changed our lives significantly.

We are all supporting them and wish them all the strength they need to work and be successful.

 

On Monday 16th March children at Langdon came together to share their learning at our Science Fair. Each year group had a stall about the areas of science that they have been exploring this year and they chose expert scientists who explained their experiments and project to other children and visitors.

 

 

These are the stalls that the children prepared for our Science Fair:

 

Reception Stall:  My Health and Hygiene: Why do we need to wash our hands and why?

Year 1 Stall: Materials - What is the best material for a raincoat?

Year 2 Stall: Animals and their Habitats - Can you match the habitat with an animal?

Year 3 Stall:  Magnets - Exploring magnetic field

Year 4 Stall:  States of Matter and Water cycle

Year 5 Stall:  Forces - Testing air resistance, gravity, push and pull

Year 6 Stall: Electricity – How to make an effective circuit?

Hyacinth Bulb Competition Stall with the bulbs that children grew at home

School Council Stall – Germs experiment   

 

 

It was a great day and has left the children excited as they think about what they will present next time.