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03/04/20

from Whyteleafe School. https://t.co/lxxS5FHyTJ

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25/03/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

Please share with other parents and carers. If your work is not critical in the response to coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉https://t.co/Xdt98lWTgO https://t.co/6x8kaJ7AUH

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22/03/20

Retweeted From NAHT

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM NAHT. Only leave your child at school if you have no other choice. Please, please watch and share this important video message from our general secretary Paul Whiteman. https://t.co/36PR3rUzEB

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Blown away by how the staff across Chalklands Schools have stepped up this week - just amazing. Very grateful to have such a dedicated team.

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

To all of the parents that have taken the time to say “thank you” to the staff this week across all 4 schools. It is massively appreciated.

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19/03/20

Updates and the letter from the CEO is now on the website as ParentMail is not working. Please follow this link for school closure updates https://t.co/ISJ1GDbcfP

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19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

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19/03/20

ParentMail are currently experiencing technical issues. The update will be sent as soon as it is working.

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17/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Impressive work by staff across the Chalklands schools - working as a team of 4 schools in very challenging circumstances with great parent support.

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1N were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the jack in the box, the wooden animals, the pull along toys and the old teddy bear! https://t.co/CsW8opDQ9U

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

EYFS made an obstacle course for the slug. Love the imagination involved. https://t.co/s0S1yWkiDS

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1KM were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the marbles, the pull along toys and the puppets! https://t.co/aM8tQ2eQYg

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Chocolate coated popcorn cooked on the fire aa part of our survival skills challenge https://t.co/UOxQzpnFhC

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Whyteleafe SMSC/PSHE

Some of our Sports Relief Winners for 2020. Our children showed resilience and great sense of teamwork today! Thank you so much to the Sports Crew and School Council, we are all so proud of you! https://t.co/56bUBW6EOD

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11/03/20

Retweeted From Carl McCarthy FCCT

I had the privilege of visiting on Monday and loved how senior leaders shared such an ambitious, positive vision for their pupils and school community. The collaboration and teamwork at is fantastic to see! 👏👏

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06/03/20

Thank you to everyone for putting such an effort into their World Book Day costumes. We all had a lovely day celebrating and sharing our favourite books. Congratulations to the winners of the costume competition - it was a tough decision! https://t.co/h2Oi5AstlM

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02/03/20

Grand opening of the Beach Hut Project! Mrs Faulkner and her Monday afternoon group have been working hard to design and decorate the shed to create a calming space. All their hard work has finally paid off https://t.co/MjCGw3UF3i

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29/02/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

We had a wonderfully wet and cold time at forest school today. First we investigated the flooding then headed to the site where it showed. https://t.co/zReVElTy6P

Science

 

At Whyteleafe, we recognise the importance of high quality science teaching and learning from EYFS to Year 6. Our pupils are given the opportunity to learn about many aspects of science, in line with the National Curriculum. Additionally, children at Whyteleafe are able to develop their scientific enquiry skills and learn how these can be used to answer questions in science. Cross-curricular links are made where appropriate and from Year 1 onwards, science is taught in a dedicated period in the weekly timetable as a core subject.

At Whyteleafe, we encourage pupils to have an enquiring mind and apply their learning to everyday life.  Children will develop their knowledge and understanding in a range of topics, such as: animals including humans, forces, electricity, etc. By building on their prior knowledge, it helps children to embed their understanding and address misconceptions. At the end of a topic, children are given the opportunity to self assess their objectives for that topic. 

At Whyteleafe, we are embedding a practical science curriculum which supports children with developing their enquiry skills and the ability to work scientifically. We believe that children learn best when they are able to explore for themselves and strive to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to plan and carry out their own investigations. Children have the opportunity to explain their scientific understanding from their investigation and present their findings to their group/class.

Each year, we appoint 4-5 Science Leaders from Year 5. The role of a Science Leader is to support and organise Science Club, Science day/week and the Science Fair. The Science Leaders share their love and understanding of science through their role as well as supporting a range of children. Science leaders develop their scientific language and vocabulary as they have to carefully consider how to explain it to the younger children. 

Oracy is extremely important within the science curriculum.  Children are expected to use correct technical vocabulary related to their learning in science and are given numerous opportunities to work collaboratively and discuss topics and questions, present research and take part in the Science Fair.

Through rigorous assessment, we build on prior learning and assess knowledge from previous topics as well as current topics to ensure knowledge has been retained.

By the end of Year 6, a Whyteleafe child will have had hands on experience with practical elements of science.  They will have developed their scientific skills, knowledge and enquiry within all areas of the curriculum.

Documents

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Science Curriculum 01st Feb 2018 Download
Science Fair 2017 01st Feb 2018 Download