Denbigh Facebook Denbigh Twitter Denbigh Youtube

STEM @ Denbigh CPS

STEM @ Denbigh CPS

We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in order to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Science is taught under the umbrella of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), in half termly weekly blocks. A cross curricular approach is given to the subject with many opportunities for the children to record their work applying both their scientific understanding, English and Maths skills and other cross curricular subject areas such as DT, Art, Music, PE and Topic. Each block of work covers the knowledge needed to gain a deeper understanding of the Science unit and uses a range of practical enquiry work that supports the working scientifically aspect of the learning. Children learn about the scientists who are important in each particular area of STEM. Through an annual bespoke British Science Week or Engineering Week, the children develop a love for STEM and can understand the careers and jobs associated with these chosen disciplines.

Visits are often arranged to enhance the learning within Science via trips such as to The Discovery Museum, Dove Laboratory, Centre for Life, The Energy Centre and Wallsend Park. Visitors also enhance the Science provision through workshops and talks in school such as Technology Tom, Party animals, Space Dome, local health services and Sustainable Science. The children are also given an opportunity to take part in a whale and dolphin watching trip on board the DFDS Seaways to Amsterdam, here they learn about the different sea creatures on board with the ORCA wildlife officers.

Science also has good links within the community such as other local primary schools through our cluster and secondary schools, as well as colleges, universities and industry. Joint projects and learning take place with many of these partners such as the ICE bridge building, RAF projects and STEMtastic.

We have been recognised as outstanding for Science teaching and learning at Denbigh, having recently re-accredited the Primary Science Quality Mark at Gold level.

To achieve the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM), a key set of principles for good Science teaching were created with input from both the staff and pupils. These are used by staff when planning lessons and also form the basis of lesson observations.

Staff at Denbigh know that good Science occurs in our school when…

  • It is led by the children, interests them and is memorable to them.
  • Children are talking, laughing, engaged and enjoying science through a range of interactive and practical activities.
  • Children are actively involved in their own learning, asking questions, looking for the answers, planning their own investigations and taking risks.
  • Science is differentiated and inclusive with children making progress throughout the lesson and unit.
  • Good quality assessment and Assessment For Learning is used to inform planning and builds on children’s prior learning.

1 week ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

It is a hive of activity currently in Year 5! The children are working in teams of six in order to design and make a Tudor House. They have learnt lots of new skills: using a saw, sanding, making corners to hold it together, cutting, measuring and teamwork. Everyone is working hard, it is lovely to watch! Mrs Hammill #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsdt #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Year 3 had a super time at the Robotics day yesterday where they competed against other Year 3 and 4 children to complete lots of STEM problems. They did so well and won the competition. Fantastic work, we are very proud of you. Mrs Hammill. #dcpslizards #dcpsturtles #dcpsstem #dcpsict #dcpscomputing ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Last week, Year 5 had a great time at the Bring it on 2018 Big Bang STEM festival at the Stadium of Light. They enjoyed all the activities from the different engineering types. I think we may even have a few budding engineers in the making! Mrs Hammill #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Today was the start of Year 6 Tiger’s D&T week. We started off our investigative topic by taking a trip down to the Ouseburn and Quayside to observe some bridges within our locality. We were able to compare and contrast the different bridges thinking carefully about their purpose, structure, materials and placement. We had a great afternoon exploring and racked up plenty of steps! Miss Stephenson #dcpsdt #dcpstiger #dcpsstem #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Michelle-Louise Evans

Bryan Ward Samantha King

Matthew chatted about the bridges all the way home .He clearly had a great day out with his teacher and school pals .

1 month ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

The Nursery children made the most of the wet start to the day by jumping in muddy puddles and using syringes to collect water from the puddles. It wasn't long before they started a water fight and tested how far the water could travel. We also had great fun cooking food in our mud kitchen and digging for worms in our garden. #dcpscaterpillar #dcpseyfs #dcpsSTEM ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Donna Palmer

Fantastic x

Load more
Denbigh Primary School