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C of E Primary School
 

Science

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. It is therefore our intention to develop in all young people a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences.

Intent
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity, and our children are taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. As children progress through the year groups they build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children begin to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Knowledge organisers are used to support and consolidate scientific knowledge and vocabulary, and clear planning ensures that children have a varied and progressive curriculum that builds on skills.

Implementation
We ensure that all children are provided with rich learning experiences that aim to:

  • Prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world today and in the future.
  • Help our children acquire a growing understanding of the nature, processes and methods of scientific ideas.
  • Help develop and extend our children's scientific concept of their world. Build on our children's natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems.
  • Encouraging open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and developing the skills of investigations – including: observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.
  • Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
  • Develop the use of computing in investigating and recording.
  • Make links between science and other subjects.

Impact
The impact and measure of this is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age- related knowledge linked to the science curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, and within their everyday lives.
All children will have:

  • A wider variety of skills linked to both scientific knowledge and understanding, and scientific enquiry/investigative skills.
  • Children will be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  • Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
  • A richer vocabulary which will enable to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
  • High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life

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C.E. Primary School
Heathfield Road
Audlem
Cheshire
CW3 0HH

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