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  • Science is taught as part of the STEAM curriculum.
  • Teachers plan to make meaningful cross curricular links with science, maths, engineering and art.
  • Purposeful science enquiry happens when children are motivated to answer a question that matters to them.
  • Learning is pupil led: children ask their own questions and use different types of enquiry to answer them.
  • Science enquiry is what children do in order to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Enquiry should include: observing over time; identifying and classifying; pattern seeking; research and comparative and fair testing.
  • Enquiry skills are taught with clear progression.
  • Children are encouraged to use accurate scientific vocabulary.
  • Children’s progress is assessed in accordance with our assessment criteria after each topic.

Science Fair

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Silver Primary Science Quality Mark 

In May 2018 we were proud to be awarded with a Silver Primary Science Quality Mark.

Primary Science Quality Awards have been awarded to 180 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.  So far, since its national launch in 2010, almost 2800 schools across the UK have achieved the award.

The Primary School Quality Mark scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.

Our submission met all the criteria for a PSQM Silver award. The reviewer’s overall comment was very positive about the science at school: “There is clearly some terrific science teaching and learning happening at Stoneyholme. Many congratulations to you all on the achievement of your PSQM Silver award.” Helen Sizer PSQM Development Leader.

In November the award was presented to Mrs Cooney at ceremony in Manchester.