The subject leader for science is Mrs Horner.
INTENT STATEMENT FOR SCIENCE
In line with our core school value of ‘Reason’, we want our children to develop a fundamental desire to question the ways the world around them works. Our aim is to make science relevant and exciting to our children, with purposeful outcomes that they care about achieving.
We aim to inspire our children by modelling an approach of curiosity, questioning and scientific working to encourage a love of learning how and why things happen in the world around us. We acknowledge that to understand scientific terminology and apply its vocabulary to learning, children need to access experiential learning to commit skills to long term memory.
Children will be working scientifically and exploring through hands on activities to create a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in. In order to put their learning into meaningful context, children need to learn about scientists who have made a difference in society and think about the role they play in the real world. We aim to inspire our children’s aspirations of potential careers in science through exploring the work of such scientists.
We aim to ensure that all children can draw upon prior learning as they progress through each year group from EYFS to the end of Key Stage Two. We aim to meet the needs of all learners in our curriculum- challenging them, enabling them to problem solve and undertake learning at a deeper level.
Due to the impact of school closures, the science leader consulted with the staff of each class to highlight any areas which have been impacted. This information was shared with class teachers to ensure that they were aware of gaps which they may need to address. We are hopeful that our well-planned home-learning timetables and proactive planning to fill gaps will enable children to access the curriculum moving forwards.
The teaching of science in our school will ensure that:
Progression in Science
WORLD SCIENCE DAY 2022
To celebrate World Science Day, we had a 'Science Selfie' competition. Children were asked to research an area or topic of scince which they are interested in or to send in a selfie of them conducting a science experiment in school or at home!
Watch this space for our entries and winners of special science prizes...