Science

Intent

It is our intention that the pupils at Christ Church will:

 

  • Develop their natural sense of curiosity of the world around them.

  • Develop the abilities which promote scientific ways of thinking, open-mindedness, perseverance, objectivity and collaborative work.

  • Develop the skills of scientific enquiry – i.e. asking questions, observing, making predictions, making and testing hypotheses, designing fair tests, carrying them out and making meaningful conclusions through the evaluation of evidence.

  • Effectively communicate scientific concepts, facts and data in a variety of ways.

 

Acquire a growing body of scientific knowledge and understanding, which can be used to support their work now and in the future.

 

Implementation

  • staff will work cooperatively to deliver a broad and balanced Science education which incorporates a range of teaching styles to suit individual needs.

  • children will become curious about the world around them and the things that they observe, experience and explore through exciting and interactive teaching.

  • children will use their experiences to develop understanding of the key scientific ideas.

  • children will develop skills of sorting, classifying, planning, predicting, questioning and drawing conclusions from data.

  • children will acquire and refine practical skills necessary to investigate ideas and questions safely.

  • children will practise mathematical skills and enhance literacy skills (where possible) within real life contexts.

  • children will develop language skills through talking about their work and presenting their findings.

  • children will use progressively technical scientific and mathematical vocabulary and draw diagrams and charts to communicate scientific ideas.

  • children will use a range of media including ICT to research and extract scientific information.

  • children will work cooperatively with others, listening to their ideas and treating these with respect.

  • children will develop respect for the environment and living things, including themselves and each other.

  • children will develop responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others when undertaking scientific activities.

 

Impact

At the end of each unit of work the children will have learned more and will know more about the world in which they live. They will have further developed their investigation skills and ability to question what they are taught. The children will have developed an interest in the world around them and will recognise the importance of Science in improving the world in which we live. The vast majority of children will achieve the Age Related Expectations and will have developed an inquisitive and curious mind-set.

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