Science at Latchingdon C of E Primary School

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.