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23/01/20

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After a quick exit from the O2 choir are expected back to school at 10.15pm

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23/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A lot of buzz around this fantastic opportunity to teach at one of these schools in - Please get in touch to find out if this could be your next career move! https://t.co/SHzmcxNYOc

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23/01/20

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Tips to spotting us with 8000 other children! Look at the stage, back right hand corner look up, above the lit up O2 banners. We are a long thin group, year 3 at the front, year 6 at the back. Red Whyteleafe school sign. https://t.co/pQGfZnCZ90

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23/01/20

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Rehearsals are going well, we are all in good voice https://t.co/cVRo57ruiD

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17/01/20

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Perfect forest school hands.... https://t.co/iuD2HJNlHL

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10/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Various teaching and leadership positions available - please get in contact for an informal discussion about opportunities. https://t.co/dYRkpeXx0Z

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04/01/20

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An amazing opportunity to come and work in one of these schools Feel free to dm me for an informal chat about potential roles. https://t.co/FYdoeM7t9H

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17/12/19

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Such a great atmosphere across the school - every working so hard to get the very best for the children. https://t.co/jz8QL2aLMz

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13/12/19

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We had an enjoyable last bee club sampling different honey from different areas. 12 votes for our own and 12 for honey 👍 and a few votes for the others too.

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13/12/19

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We all love hotdogs on the fire as an end of term treat. https://t.co/6qnikWPraj

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13/12/19

Retweeted From John Williams

Have witnessed some incredible performances across 4 in this last week from 3 yr olds to 18 yr olds as a proud headteacher and a proud dad. Incredibly talented pupils and dedicated staff at and 🎭

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Well done and thank you to the team for hosting our first maths lesson study of the year. Watching teaching, collaboration, professional discussions and dialogue - it’s the way to learn and develop practice https://t.co/xmWuqidiqQ

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Maths

Thank you to Miss Cook & 6C for welcoming so many adults into your classroom for a maths lesson today. We all learnt so much and had rich discussions about the representations and vocabulary used. https://t.co/twf70UXw58

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

Great morning at for the maths lesson study. An excellent insight into how maths mastery looks in the classroom, following a number of years of embedding the practice across the school.

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05/11/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School PE

Congratulations to the Cross Country Team for their success rally today! All four teams won their races and we also had 2 individual winners, a second place and two 3rd places! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥈🥉🥉 A thank you to the Poppys who turned up to help as hares! 🐇 🐇

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30/10/19

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, the deadline to apply for a secondary school place for your child in 2020 is tomorrow 🏫📚👇 https://t.co/cfAaaYARsM https://t.co/UNbzItBCRL

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27/10/19

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Great end to a busy half term - Reception had saturated their environment in their focus number - Boy did those children understand 4 in every sense. https://t.co/XaDqzuUQcq

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23/10/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Y4

Excellent Egypt Day in Year 4 today. Lots of fun activities including mummification, artefacts, burial march and quiz. A big thank you to Lauren for entertaining us with all things Egyptian! https://t.co/IoT2IgYfF5

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23/10/19

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Building relationships, working together to build animal houses at Thinking about https://t.co/DNxP5tdaR5

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23/10/19

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Excellent fungi finds at this morning, identified with the help of technology! Shaggy Parasol and Rosy bonnet. https://t.co/qpGYKHCcfS

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