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Science

Science brings our world to life; it powers our homes, entertains us & has even taken (a very select few) to the Moon and back! Scientific understanding is a fundamental requirement of a well-rounded education & at NJA we pride ourselves on the stimulating provision we provide. Lessons are engaging & promote truly cross-curricular reasoning skills. From Isaac Newton to Charles Darwin, Great Britain has produced some of the worlds leading Scientists throughout history. We take great pride in giving all our students the skills they need to be the next ‘big thing’ in the world of science

Learning through investigation

Scientific understanding is always maximised through participation and proper investigation. At NJA, explanation and reasoning through investigation is at the heart of everything we do in Science. Each unit (throughout school) contains examples of fantastic child-led investigations, heightening understanding by raising the level of participation

Science Week 2018

Science Week 2018 was a resounding success! Children and staff had a fantastic week of practical investigations & experiments, putting Science at the heart of everything we did.

Work completed during this week was displayed during the February Parents Evening. The work showed not only a clear level of progression in skills and understanding in all year groups but also the high levels of presentation we come to expect from pupils at NJA.

Work from this week is now on display on the ramp to the Upper Key Stage 2 corridor.

The feedback from pupils, staff and parents were overwhelmingly positive & plans are already underway for Science Week 2019

The First Annual ‘NJA Science Fair’

As the ‘Grand Finale’ to Science Week 2018, NJA hosted our first ever Science Fair. Children were tasked with completing an investigation or experiment of their choosing &creating a report/display of their results. Whilst this event is still in it’s infancy, pupil participation was unbelievable & highlights the real love for learning our students have.

After many hours of deliberation, winners were chosen for each year group and an overall winner selected. Bethan Lewis (5AP) took home the overall prize for her insightful investigation into the air resistance created by various different parachute materials. Judges were not only impressed with her brilliant models but also the detailed explanation of her findings.

A selection of projects from this event are now on display by the Lower Key Stage 2 cloakroom