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Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

Newsletter 15 is now available for parents/carers to read. Our Ofsted report has now been published and we are delighted to report that we have maintained our 'Outstanding' grade in every area! Huge thanks to our whole school community. Please read the report in: Parents - Letters Home.

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Our science program at OLOG helps your child explore and understand the world around them using a scientific approach. We want them to be curious, passionate, and eager to discover new things as they move into secondary education and beyond.

 

In our classes, your child will learn more than just the basics required by the National Curriculum. They'll delve into biology, chemistry, and physics, gaining a solid understanding of each. Additionally, we'll cover Earth Science to help them understand the environment and sustainability.

 

As they progress through the curriculum, your child will build a foundation of science knowledge, asking questions and becoming curious about the world. We focus on helping them communicate their understanding through diagrams and written explanations.

The curriculum is designed to gradually increase in complexity, ensuring a deep and broad understanding of scientific knowledge and skills. For example, the Human Body strand is taught in all year groups, allowing your child's understanding to grow over time. This approach helps them master concepts while building a specific vocabulary for expressing their knowledge. 

 

Your child will be encouraged to apply their scientific knowledge in investigations, testing hypotheses, and answering questions. We teach them the essential skills of gathering information, recording data, graphing, and interpreting findings. This not only helps in scientific understanding but also develops their ability to communicate their knowledge clearly.

 

Throughout the curriculum, your child will discover the contributions of various scientists throughout history, emphasizing diversity and the many voices that have shaped scientific inquiry. They'll learn about individuals like Lewis Howard Latimer, who played a crucial role in Edison's lightbulb, and Jabir ibn Hayyan, credited with inventing an important tool for the distillation process.

Our goal is to instill a love for science in your child, fostering curiosity and a deep understanding of the world around them.

 

 

Display Boards at OLOG! ๐Ÿงช๐Ÿ”ฌ

Year 5 Plant Dissection! ๐ŸŒฑ

British Science Week in OLOG!

To celebrate British Science Week, pupils explored the relationship between objects and forces on Earth and in Space, and the relationship between liquids and their acidity under the theme of ‘Connections’. To kick things off, on Monday all classes virtually joined a live assembly from the Science Museum in London to investigate all things forces! Year 3 and 4 pupils then designed their own rockets, considering the effects of air resistance and how they could ensure their rocket was streamlined. They then made and tested their rockets, ensuring that their investigation was fair. Year 5 and 6 pupils investigated the pH level of different liquids. They used universal indicator paper to test whether a liquid was acidic or alkaline and considered the importance of testing liquids in everyday life.

Science Displays at OLOG!

Science Work at OLOG!

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