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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

We have gained the Primary Science Quality Mark!

 

Science Mascot Competition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Science Principles & Ethos

 

NI SENTINUS STEM Finalists!

Science Vision Statement

Inspire all learners to be critical thinkers questioning the world around them!

Foundation Stage Open Afternoon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Science Ethos...

In Asgrove Primary our ethos is to give all learners a broad and varied science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them, giving us a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Activities will reflect our science principles.

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

This year, we are working towards gaining the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) this demonstrates our commitment in embedding Science and our Science Principles across the curriculum.

Have a look at our Science & STEM News to see some of the wonderful work taking place in Ashgrove!

Our Science Principles...

  1. Adults and children are engaged in the topic and clearly perceive that science is ‘fun’.
  2. Teachers feel confident about what they are teaching.
  3. There are a wide range of resources which are easily accessible and maintained.
  4. Children ask high level questions and suggest their own ways of investigating their hypothesis.
  5. Teachers have time to plan and prepare meaningful science experiments linked to class topics.
  6. Planned and well-resourced science is evident throughout our whole school.
  7. Adults use open-ended questions to challenge and lead children’s thinking.
  8. Learning in science carries on beyond the classroom and after the school day ends.
  9. Pupils are challenged appropriately at the correct level to ensure progression throughout the school.
  10. Pupils use scientific vocabulary to explain their thinking,
  11. The importance of Science is evident throughout the whole school.
  12. Standards improve

Science & STEM News in Ashgrove

2nd Apr 2019
Pupils, mums, dads and lots of other people came along to enjoy our Foundation Stage...
 
 
 
27th Mar 2019
P1 had a super visit from Debbie Doolittle today. She brought Munchkin the Ferret,...
 
 
 
26th Mar 2019
Some more photos from W5 yesterday.
 
 
 
25th Mar 2019
We had a great day today at W5 with our friends from St. Michael’s. We built...
 
 
 
15th Mar 2019
P3 really rose to the STEM challenge presented this week to build a boat using junk...
 
 
 
12th Feb 2019
P7 are having their second Shared Education day with our friends from St Michael’s....
 
 
 
1st Feb 2019
Making a Shaduf Both P5 classes worked in groups of 4 to design, make and evaluate...
 
 
 
27th Jan 2019
As part of our Victorian topic we made carriages. The carriages had to move and have...
 
 
 
23rd Jan 2019
P2 took on a STEM challenge this week. We had to design and build our own toy cars....
 
 
 
18th Jan 2019
Today our focus in school was Science and Technology. Pupils were tasked with designing...
 
 
 
18th Jan 2019
Today P1 were making bridges for the 3 Billy Goats to cross the river.  First...
 
 
 
18th Jan 2019
We had lots of fun during our stem day today. We worked in teams to design and build...
 
 
 
5th Dec 2018
P1 did a science experiment testing materials.  The naughty elves spilt juice...
 
 
 
4th Dec 2018
The children have been learning how to write instructions and what features to use...
 
 
 
26th Oct 2018
Pupils from P6M test the Viking Longships they made as part of their STEM...
 
 
 
26th Mar 2018
This has been a busy half term in P1!  We have loved learning about our Night...
 
 
 
9th Mar 2018
P3 had a great day visiting a brand new school. We were looking forward to seeing...
 
 
 
5th Mar 2018
All of P6 recently had a STEM day. We had to make a chariot that would transport...
 
 
 
1st Mar 2018
All of P6 recently had a STEM day. We had to make a chariot that would transport...
 
 
 
8th Feb 2018
P3 planned and built a shelter for a climber stranded near the summit of Mt. Everest....
 
 
 
4th Feb 2018
Primary 2 children were given a challenge to make their own shoes. The children had...
 
 
 
2nd Feb 2018
Both P5 classes had an amazing day making a 'shaduf'.  The children worked...
 
 
 
1st Feb 2018
Our topic is fairytales.  We have loved reading lots of stories, using puppets...
 
 
 
1st Feb 2018
Wow, what a busy month January has been in P1. We started our new topic Fairytales,...
 
 
 
12th Oct 2017
As our STEM homework and school project we made catapults with potential elastic...
 
 
 
11th Oct 2017
Look at our wonderful creations! Congratulations to Szymon Sztochel as his pom pom...
 
 
 
9th Oct 2017
The children are so proud of the lighthouses that they constructed for their Home...
 
 
 
19th Jun 2017
It was a very EARLY start for our P7 trip to Edinburgh, but everyone has arrived...
 
 
 
10th Jan 2017
Today P7 pupils visited Glengormley High School for a 'Taster Morning. ' Pupils...
 
 
 
11th May 2016
What an exciting day we had in Ashgrove Primary today! Our Primary 6&5 classes...