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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Our Science Principles & Ethos

 

Science Mascot Competition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Science Vision Statement

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

Foundation Stage Open Afternoon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

We have gained the Primary Science Quality Mark!

 

Science & STEM News in Ashgrove

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