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29/03/21

A wonderful day at Whyteleafe celebrating the very colourful Hindu festival, Holi. https://t.co/4rqDEwmXJY

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26/03/21

Our nursery have been learning their numbers with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the children’s hard work has made this beautiful display! https://t.co/GvjAy31oS5

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24/03/21

Retweeted From Hillcroft

Are you looking for a nursery place for your child? We currently have 15 and 30 hour spaces available to start September 2021 / January 2022. Please call 01883 342606 for more information. https://t.co/EeUY5pxZbn

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18/03/21

Retweeted From Economist Foundation

Burnet News Club students are thinking about the problems with being faced with too much information, but what would life be like without the news?🤔Read this post by a student from to find out!👇 https://t.co/gtCMLjfQTB https://t.co/kImp2ITaQN

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15/03/21

Retweeted From Emma Louise Skipper

Flying high together https://t.co/dXcmsoNSgP

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11/03/21

Retweeted From John Williams

A little wet at pick up time but a double rainbow to cheer us up. https://t.co/9w2udiXxBb

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09/03/21

Please send this link to anyone who you think may be interested in an office admin position at Whyteleafe School. https://t.co/IoBYk9Nqam

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08/03/21

A lovely welcome back gift from our amazing PTA - thank you. https://t.co/Kuerw3nQmf

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08/03/21

Looking forward to seeing everyone this morning. Welcome back! 😁

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12/02/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Thank you to all of the families across the 4 Chalklands schools for your amazing support during this challenging half term.

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08/02/21

Please take care coming in this morning on the icy paths. KS1 and EYFS please come through the car park to the main school doors.

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03/02/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Chalklands subject leader collaboration staff meeting - one year apart. https://t.co/GhQ3IgXJ8h

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11/01/21

Retweeted From Grace Copsey

Last week was the first week back learning from home and continuing this week. I am so impressed with and my sons teacher Mrs Sharp 5S! Her lessons have been brilliant with teaching all the children, really engaging and full of praise! Well done and thank you!

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08/01/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Positive messages from parents re our home learning have been the fillip that we have all needed at the end of a tough week.Staff,parents & children have come together brilliantly - I couldn’t be more proud

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06/01/21

Good morning. The combination of snow and rain has made the school site very slushy. Wrap up warm and stay safe coming in.

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04/01/21

Retweeted From Marden Lodge

There is a problem with Parentmail at the moment. To clarify Marden Lodge will be closed to all children tomorrow. More details about Wednesday 6 January to follow tomorrow .

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04/01/21

Unfortunately, the communication we sent out earlier to parents is not sending on parent mail. Please find a link to the letter here: https://t.co/jKtVwPrkKi

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01/01/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Great opportunity to join our teaching team in 1 of these 4 amazing schools https://t.co/8uQsJC2ro4

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17/12/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A big thank you to all of the families across the Chalklands schools for your support this term in helping us keep everyone safe. Have a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas. 🎄

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17/12/20

We’re feeling festive at Whyteleafe today with a special visit from Santa https://t.co/dvHYsxHrey

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