Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

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Science

Discovery without limits ...

At Langley Mill Academy we believe that well-planned, imaginative and practical science lessons stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do.

                          "The Important thing is not to stop questioning....." Albert Einstein

In our lessons:

  • Children are encouraged to enquire, explore and observe.
  • Children are encouraged to ask questions and pose problems about themselves and their environment.
  • Children are investigating and experimenting. 
  • Children record their findings in a variety of ways as accurately as possible so that they can communicate them to others.
  • Children suggest conclusions/answers to their findings and pose further questions for investigations.

Our scheme of work

We follow the 2014 Curriculum using the Developing Experts science scheme in order to enhance our teaching of science with real-life investigations. The scheme ensures full coverage of the curriculum, and provides teachers with a number of investigations to develop children's knowledge and vocabulary alongside their scientific skills.

Lessons include a Mission Starter to Engage and set out the Mission Objective, the Story to Explore and Explain, Mission Assignment to Elaborate and a Mission Log to Evaluate.

Each lesson has an Expert Film from a scientist, a number of Rocket Words which children must know the meaning of, a recap on previous lessons to ensure stickability and one of the children's favourites - the song!

 LMA Science Topics 2020-21

Below are links to each year groups overview for 2020-21.  Topics are taught one per half term in five half terms per year.  Each overview includes links to Key Objectives, Key Vocabulary, Famous Scientists linked to this topic and Reading across the curriculum.  

 Year 3 Overview

 Year 4 Overview

Year 5 Overview

Year 6 Overview

Below is a link to some useful websites.  This includes the Oak National Academy which provides lessons across the curriculum if you are having to home school during lockdown:

Useful websites