Keeping primary pupils engaged with practical science as part of their home learning can be a challenge, but it is one which Springbank Primary School has risen to.
"We have been sending out daily Ogden Trust science learning emails full of amazing resources," explains Emma Leonard, Senior Leader at the school.“The idea of this was to bring some sunshine into the children's lockdown, whilst also allowing them to continue to build their science knowledge,”
"The home learning environment can be quite overwhelming for children and parents," continues Emma. "We didn't want to over burden them with too many options and tasks but we did want to offer activities that could be easily completed and would support, engage and challenge the children. By sending out the daily learning emails it has given the children the chance to improve their science skills and teach their parents the importance of science.
“The Ogden Trust resources have been an excellent way to get the children experimenting at home,” enthuses Emma. “The resources are engaging and are very familiar to the children as we often use them in our Phiz Lab. The photos of the children taking part in science have been fantastic, with a real love for learning evident. I know that it has really cheered us all up at school to see the children with beaming smiles on their faces," concludes Emma.
“The Ogden Trust resources have helped bring our whole family together having fun whilst all learning new things.”
“I have loved using the Ogden Trust resources with my older brother. He has been able to help me with some of the experiments. I know that my science has got better as a result. I enjoy sending the work back to my teachers.”
Year 2 pupil
Ogden resources can be found online here.
We also have a home learning hub that features resources from across the science community.