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Science at Dovecote

Check out the tabs under the science menu on the left for some fun science to try at home!

Welcome to the Science curriculum area! On this page you will find information about our Dovecote Science curriculum, science events, trips and visits as well as ideas for trying some science yourself at home. 

This Week's Science Home Learning Challenge - wb 6th July

What a gas! We would love you to get involved in this messy chemistry/physics activity. There is an indoor and outdoor activity that you could try.

Scroll down below the photos for the instructions. Complete the challenge at home, send us photos and comments of what you did and what you found out and you will receive a Science badge on Marvellous ME as well as your photos on the website! 

Send your challenge to 

Miss Barton              year6@dovecote.school         

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Our school science vision:

- Science sparks children's curiosity.

- Children are actively engaged and sufficiently challenged.

- Children ask questions and lead their own enquiries.

- Children learn from science professionals and make links with their own lives.

- Children are confident to discuss and reflect on their science learning with others.

Ogden Trust Partnership

As a school we have been part of the Nottingham Ogden Trust school partnership for several years. This means we work within a cluster of schools to provide extra opportunities in science throughout the year, where pupils get to share their science learning with pupils from other schools and engage in new science experiences together. 

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PSTT- Primary Science Teaching Trust

The Primary Science Teaching Trust is a registered charity whose goal is to facilitate the development and dissemination of excellence in primary science.

The structure of PSTT support has three very clear strands:

  • The Primary Science Teacher College – a virtual network of over 150 award winning primary science teachers, which in the short time since its development, has become a shining beacon of excellence in primary science and a wealth of expertise.
  • The Academic Collaborators – recognising the importance of research to underpin classroom activities, the Trust is supporting six different groups of Academic Collaborators across the UK.
  • The Clusters – PSTT is supporting pre-existing clusters, as well as encouraging schools to grow their own clusters to develop primary science across, and in partnership with other schools.
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PSQM- Primary Science Quality Mark

In the school year 2019 -2020 our school has been working towards achieveing the Primary Science Quality Mark. It is a year long process to focus on improving the impact of science teaching and learning across school and within the community. It will ensure science teaching and learning at Dovecote continues to be innovative and inspiring for all our pupils now and in the future. 

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PSTT Award winner

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Receiving my PSTT award in a school assembly.

Dovecote STEAM festival 24.9.19

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. We celebrated all of these subjects in a day long festival where the whole school took part in lots of exciting activities. Year groups mixed together and engaged in new experiences which led to a very busy, fun-filled and awe-inspiring day! 

Science Week 6th-15th March 2020

During Science Week we had a special visitor who put on quite a show for us! 

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