Science - Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane

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18/07/18

News regarding nursery and reception children for September 2018: The start day for our nursery and reception children will be 10th September 2018.

18/07/18

More from the VERY grown up nursery picnic this morning! https://t.co/M2SiHXgQSU

18/07/18

Nursery celebrating the end of the academic year with a a VERY grown up picnic in the park. https://t.co/BLwO65vZSy

18/07/18

More from the tug of war! https://t.co/xCXcs2Fkff

18/07/18

Some more pictures from our on Monday. The staff are very proud that they managed to win the tug of war :) Plus, what a fantastic effort from our parents in the Parent's Race! https://t.co/45xnrx3fqz

18/07/18

How much fun does this look? Year 6’s Lip Sync Battle was a huge hit yesterday! The show was directed entirely by the children, who picked their own songs to perform and choreographed their routines independently. One word sums it up - WOW! https://t.co/TnVMgyIO9z

17/07/18

Last football tournament of the year! Are Year 5 ready to take on the challenge?! https://t.co/eNO6qh0xgu

17/07/18

We had a brilliant day yesterday at here's some highlights from the activities. 1of 2. https://t.co/zkht2MZ29a

17/07/18

HPAPL End of year letter: https://t.co/Bik5mTn71F Children will bring a coy of this letter home with them this evening.

16/07/18

And here's the winning team! https://t.co/VhFMWK4BOS

16/07/18

Year 3 had fantastic fun with their end of topic maths challenge last week https://t.co/jQxVDwYTLt

10/07/18

What amazing music makers we have at HPAPL! Here’s just a taster of all our end of term concerts. Well done to the children who have performed and thanks to all the fantastic music teachers. Thanks too to all the parents for supporting your children’s music making! https://t.co/EF3HVeAamk

06/07/18

We hope that you are all enjoying the warm weather! We’ve had another busy week at HPAPL, you can find out all about it here: https://t.co/UlpmBbFEuy

05/07/18

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New Yr7 admissions this evening at PV at 4:15-6pm.Looking forward to seeing you all there!

03/07/18

Short inspection of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane by Ofsted. Read the report here: https://t.co/GFFBjmDHX9

02/07/18

An announcement regarding our recent one day Ofsted inspection: https://t.co/tWOuTPhjAv

02/07/18

Thanks so much to FOPL for the fantastic BBQ they held on Friday afternoon. The atmosphere was just right and the weather helped too. We agree with - it's getting better every year! https://t.co/n6GbygIp2n

28/06/18

Never a dull day at HPAPL. Here's Valencia class demonstrating forces in action https://t.co/x5fDonLMVv

25/06/18

Haringey council are running a FREE crash course on in July for any Year 6 pupils that are interested! It will run by their swimming instructors at Tottenham green with small groups. Details in the image below! https://t.co/ElnRipHAjO

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At HPAPL we strive to develop an awareness and understanding of the role and importance of science in everyday life. We appreciate  the constantly changing nature of scientific knowledge and use scientific procedures of investigation to introduce, develop and study the application of science in a broad range of contexts e.g. personal growth and health, the home, the immediate environment and  technology. We are of the view that the development of scientific knowledge and skills are a crucial, core entitlement for all our pupils, since science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It is through this excitement that pupils are encouraged to ask questions, discuss their questions and question their questions to deepen their understanding about all things science. In addition to this, the Academy gives children the opportunity to plan and conduct practical science activities and experiments. We believe that practical activities breathe life into concepts that might otherwise seem abstract to children.

With this is mind, HPAPL joined the ‘Think universe…All is One’ research project in September 2016. Shirin Sheikh- Bahai (BSc, MA, PGCE, PhD), from the Research department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at UCL Institute of Education is leading the pilot phase of a novel approach to science education for year 6 pupils. This project has been running under a partnership grant allocated by the Royal Society. ‘All is One’ takes its name from the modern discovery that everything we see in the universe, including ourselves, is made out the very same fundamental building blocks assembled together at different stages along unimaginable periods of time. Encouraging their inherent curiosity at this age and with the help of scientific equipment, ‘All is One’ offers a new way of looking at an important part of the natural world, which would be otherwise invisible. The project can be seen as a foundation approach to all natural sciences that gives pupils the basic tools to appreciate and understand the wonderful discoveries of the last few decades about our fragile position in the Universe.

Where possible the teaching of science is also applied across the curriculum. Links to maths, literacy and other foundation subjects, such as geography and history, further enrich the children’s learning experiences.  HPAPL regards science as an integral part of the curriculum, being awarded  the Silver Primary Science Quality Mark in 2016, and is dedicated to giving the children the tools to be successful scientific thinkers and practitioners.

Throughout the year children partake in a variety of trips and local visits to support their learning. Some of the highlights are Year 1’s seasonal walks and Year 5’s trip to the National Space centre. Within the academy we hold an annual science week, which allows each class to exhibit their science learning. The children in Year 6 also become teachers for the day as part of the ‘All is One’ research project.

Jade Horton

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