Science

Intent

It is our intention that every child will develop enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. Our pupils will develop curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world. The children will experience a range of investigations and practical activities to give them a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science. They will develop a deepening understanding that developments in science impact on our daily lives and the way in which we live.

 

Implementation

  • Science will be delivered weekly as part of the core curriculum and will have dedicated timetable lessons.

  • Pupils will make use of information and communication technology (ICT), Maths and English in their science studies.

Through a long term plan that included the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 we will teach a spiral curriculum of knowledge and skills that enables children:

To develop a knowledge and understanding of science and its processes

  • To develop a knowledge and appreciation of the contribution made by famous scientists to our knowledge of the world including scientists from different cultures.

  • To encourage pupils to relate their scientific studies to applications and effects within the real world.

  • To develop knowledge of science contained within the programmes of study of the National Curriculum.

 

To use a planned range of investigations and practical activities to give pupils a greater understanding of scientific facts and concepts

  • To provide pupils with a range of specific investigations and practical work which gives them a worth-while experience to develop their understanding of science.

  • To develop progressively pupils’ ability to plan, carry out and evaluate simple scientific investigations and appreciate the meaning of a ‘fair test’.

  • Pupils will be taught practical skills and how to make accurate and appropriate measurements.

 

To develop the ability to record results in an appropriate manner including the use of diagrams, graphs, tables and charts.

  • To introduce pupils to the language and vocabulary of science.

  • To give pupils regular opportunities to use the scientific terms necessary to communicate ideas about science.

  • To develop pupils’ basic practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements.

  • Within practical activates give pupils opportunities to use a range of simple scientific measuring instruments such as thermometers and force meters and develop their skill in being able to read them.

 

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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