Open House Day
In line with the British Curriculum, we believe that high-quality science education provides the foundation for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. During our lessons, we teach our pupils essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. We believe that pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. We aim to introduce them to the understanding how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
We lead our pupils to be familiar with, and use, technical terminology accurately and precisely. We support them in developing their extended scientific vocabulary. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their scientific vocabulary and articulating scientific concepts clearly and precisely. They must be assisted in making their thinking clear, both to themselves and others. Our teachers ensure that pupils build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions.
We motivate our learners to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.
“Working scientifically” is taught as a separate stream at AngloZS. Our pupils are taught to use a variety of approaches to answer scientific questions.
Types of scientific enquiry include:
We teach our pupils to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills:
We support our pupils in exploring the world around them and raising their own questions; comparing objects, materials and living things and deciding how to sort and group them; observing changes over time; beginning to notice patterns and relationships. We do not dissuade our pupils from asking people questions and advise them to use simple secondary sources to find answers. Our learners are lead to use simple measurements and equipment to gather data, carry out simple tests, record simple data, and talk about what they have found out and how they found it out. We help them to record and communicate their findings in a range of ways and begin to use simple scientific language.
“Working scientifically” will be developed further at the secondary school of AngloZS.
Science Year 1
At Year 1 in Science, our Pupils are taught to:
Our pupils work scientifically by:
Our pupils use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about plants growing and animals living in their habitat, about everyday materials and about changes in the weather and in the seasons.
They become familiar with:
Science Year 2
During Science Year 2, our pupils are taught to:
Our pupils are introduced to the idea that all living things have certain characteristics that are essentials for keeping them alive and healthy. We instruct them to raise and answer questions that help them to become familiar with the life processes that are common to all living things and to observe how living things depend on each other, for example, plants serving as a source of food and shelter for animals. They can construct a simple food chain that includes humans (e.g. grass, cow, human). We introduce them to the terms “habitat” (a natural environment or home of a variety of plants and animals) and “micro-habitat” (a very small habitat, for example for woodlice under stones, logs or leaf litter) and to compare animals in familiar habitats with animals found in less familiar habitats. They can describe the conditions in different habitats and micro-habitats (under log, on stony path, under bushes) and find out how the conditions affect the number and type(s) of plants and animals that live there. They know that seeds and bulbs need water to grow but most do not need light; seeds and bulbs have a store of food inside them. They are introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans, to the processes of reproduction and growth in animals. The focus is on questions that help pupils to recognise growth (e.g. egg, chick, chicken; egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly; spawn, tadpole, frog; lamb, sheep; baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult). We support them to think about the properties of materials that make them suitable or unsuitable for particular purposes and how some materials are used for more than one thing (metal can be used for coins, cans, cars and table legs; wood can be used for matches, floors, and telegraph poles) or different materials are used for the same thing (spoons can be made from plastic, wood, metal, but not normally from glass) and we encourage to think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials.
Pupils at AngloZS work scientifically by:
How to get to us
Adress: Janského 2189/18, Stodůlky, 155 00 Praha 5
REDIZO: 691 008 345
Registered Business Number: 04 303 881
School Director: Mgr. Nikolaj Hladík
Phone: +420 603 416 073
Founder of the school: Anglofonní základní škola, z.ú., Registered with the Prague City Court, Section U, Enclosure 268
Registered Business Number: 04 303 881
Data Box ID: s4s9nb8
Founding Executive Director: JUDr. Mgr. Zdeněk Dvořák, Ph.D.
Phone: +420 603 392 392
Director of Preparatory Stage: Markéta Kantová
Phone: +420 775 366 160
By public transport – Bus number 142 goes from Nové Butovice (metro B), or Luka (metro B). Please get off at the bus stop ‘Malá Ohrada’.
By car - There is car parking at the school at Janského 2189/18, Stodůlky, Prague 13.