Welcome to our Science Explorers.
Congratulations once again to Charlie J in Yr2 CR/JJ for designing our logo.
Here’s the very first Rossett Acre Explorer’s Challenge for the final term of the Summer and it’s perfect if you are a budding Steve Backshall!
Have a read of the challenge and download the invertebrate ID sheet to identify what you have found.
Please upload your findings/photos to your class Dojo. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.
You may notice a new logo on our letterhead. We are extremely proud to announce…
Rossett Acre Primary School Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark
250 Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate their commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 4000 schools across the UK have achieved a prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark.
The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, 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. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science leadership, teaching and learning.
Here’s just a snippet of some of the amazing science happening in our school.
Just head over to our website for more details about our PSQM journey.
There’s never been a more exciting time for science at Rossett Acre.
We are striving this year (2021-2022) towards achieving the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).
The PSQM focuses on developing effective, confident science leadership for whole school impact on science teaching and learning.
During the year, we will reflect upon the quality of science teaching and learning, plan to improve it, carry out our action plan and consider the impact.
We have made many changes so far. Together as a school we have developed our vision and core principles:
Our Timeline Hall display celebrating science within school and home.
Our Reception Hall display displaying our principles.
British Science Week 2021 (5th-14th March) is here and the theme for this year is ‘Innovators’. We will be doing lots of exploring and discovering in class but we would likethe children to take part in a competition, at home, organised by the National Farmers Union.
This will be introduced during an assembly on Friday 5th March.
EYFS & KS1:
Design a polytunnel for a farmer to grow his crops in. Investigate the best material to use for your polytunnel.
Design a drone for farmers to monitor their crops.
For all age groups you can either send in a drawing, photo, poster, advert, video or Powerpoint of your design. Remember to explain how it works and what you have used to create it. Post your entries on Tapestry or Dojo and your teacher will submit it for you.
The top 9 entries will receive £1000 for the school to spend on science equipment. Entries close on 31 May 2021. Good luck!
We will be setting monthly science challenges for the children to take part in at home.
The first challenge is coming soon…