It is our aim is to inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to develop their natural curiosity; promote the experience of exploring and investigating the wonder of science. Children will develop their natural curiosity and deepen their understanding about the world around them. Children are naturally inquisitive and through asking their own questions, they are encouraged to discover the answers themselves whilst in a safe and stimulating learning environment. They will acquire and apply core skills which will equip them for an ever-changing world.
We are committed to
implementing this vision by providing exciting, fun and practical experiences
for all children in the school. In turn this will help promote independent
learning, curiosity and a love for science enquiry and knowledge. This is
implemented by weekly science lessons across the whole school, which are
planned to be exciting, practical and engaging to all children and in keeping
with our Science principals. In every science lesson, children will build upon
their existing scientific knowledge and skills, whilst creating links to the
world around them and exploring ‘real life’ situations. They are challenged to
question and explain their understanding to others using scientific vocabulary
Throughout the year, the whole school participates in science focussed days and projects. A theme runs across the school enabling children to immerse themselves in science and its vocabulary for the week.
It is the school’s intent that the implementation of high-quality science teaching will have a positive impact on children’s thinking and develop their curiosity about the world in which we live. The impact of science teaching is regularly monitored and updated with resources to help reach the high levels of which we strive to achieve. Through offering a practical, engaging and vocabulary rich science curriculum, the impact will be in children who are confident lifelong learners who continue to explore the world around them.
high-quality science education provides the foundations for
understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology,
chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the
world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential
aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Children are taught specific skills and are assessed against the Science
National Curriculum statements at different points of the year.
Formative assessment is ongoing and are used to aid the summative
assessment and the end of a unit. Feedback is given to parents in the
learner’s annual report indicating whether children are ‘working
towards’, ‘working at’ or ‘working beyond’ age related expectations.