Science

On this page, you will find relevant information about the Science Curriculum at St Matthew's.
 
Independence and Collaboration

At St Matthew's we believe passionately about developing children's independence, teamwork and collaboration in Science. Children work scientifically in mixed ability groups, each person has a purposeful role and work together to solve real-life problems. By giving children this freedom to make mistakes and work together they can develop key working scientifically skills such as accuracy and precision. By continually questioning the experimental design, children are able to leave St Matthew's with a high level of critical and evaluative thinking which can be transferred to all areas of the curriculum.
Group roles-working collaboratively using role cards

St Matthew's are working hard to develop teamwork, cooperation and collaborative learning in Science. Children work in groups and are given a specific role such as:
  • Lab Technician
  • Lead Scientist
  • Experimenter
  • Co-Experimenter
These roles are changed each lesson so that all children are developing different scientific enquiry skills.
St Matthew's Winners of the SJB Science Fair

We are delighted to announce that the Year 5 Girls have won at the St John Bosco Science Fair. This means that St Matthew's have won this award for 3 years consecutively. It was a huge honour to win as the competition this year was outstanding and we competed against other schools from across North Liverpool. The project was to investigate whether age and gender impacts upon the ability of a person to multi-task. The children successfully completed a ten-minute presentation, demonstration of their practical, explanation of their results as well as a 'grilling' about their experimental design from both adults and children. Well done girls, you have really made us proud!
 
Clean Air Project
 
St Matthew's have been selected to be part of a very important project! For one year, we will be working with Liverpool City Council to act as Air Quality Control Officers. Around the school, we will be using specialist equipment called diffusers to monitor the levels of poisonous Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air surrounding our school. The diffusers are sent away to a laboratory for testing and the results will be published monthly. Over the next twelve months, we will look at ways to reduce these pollutants and their potential health hazards.
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