Our Science lessons are approached, wherever possible, through practical sessions and investigations. Built on the national curriculum Science programme of study, our curriculum is planned and taught through sequential objectives, which build on prior knowledge and application of skills, and secures a growing body of knowledge for our pupils. We also ensure that our children have a sound understanding of Eco-Science themes, and explore pollution and alternative energy sources as part of the curriculum.
At the start of each unit, vocabulary is discussed and recorded. This acquisition of vocabulary encourages pupils to describe scientific processes and characteristics confidently, using technical terms with accuracy and precision.
As they progress through the units in sequence, children take part in knowledge-based sessions, which embrace various media and processes and ensures that the children have a strong substantive knowledge of the area of study.
Scientific investigation is a vital part of our curriculum, and provides pupils with sound procedural knowledge. Children use investigation to research and test a hypothesis and record their processes and results.
Teachers use ongoing assessment to check pupils’ individual understanding and rectify any misunderstandings or encourage and promote a deeper understanding. This pupil led approach nurtures creativity and supports high achievement.
We take part in Science week, and have a range of visitors in school across the year to add to our childrens’ scientific experiences.