Science topics are planned for each term using the Hamilton Trust scheme of work.
We aim to:
- Provide opportunities for all children to develop the skills to work scientifically.
- Create a positive attitude to science learning and reinforce an expectation that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in science.
- Encourage children to ask questions, use scientific skills and research to discover the answers.
- Allow children to develop their problem-solving skills to work scientifically and deepen their curiosity.
- Build on the use of scientific vocabulary.
- Develop scientific knowledge and skill to become more proficient using scientific equipment, interpreting results and drawing conclusions from findings.
How we will achieve our aims:
- High quality teaching, appropriately pitched.
- Scientific vocabulary used in all lessons from EYFS to Year 6.
- Science is taught following a progressive programme of study.
- Use of scientific resources to promote a love of science and curiosity.
- Children will work scientifically by observing over time, identifying, classifying and grouping, comparative and fair testing and researching using secondary sources.
- Engage with the local environment to learn through varied and first hand experiences of the world around them.
We will know we’ve achieved our aims if:
- Children are able to apply their scientific knowledge to other subjects and areas of the curriculum.
- The majority of children read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary accurately.
- Children are aware of how the lives and work of famous scientists have impacted our lives.