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Science Vision Statement

 

Our science curriculum aims to develop a sense of awe and wonder, as each child is encouraged to explore their curiosity about natural and scientific phenomena. Our children are supported to develop a deep understanding of the specific disciplines of science and continue to build on their foundation knowledge and concepts as they work scientifically.

 

Our curriculum aims to facilitate contextual learning to ensure understanding and create meaning for our children. Our children are exposed to real life experiences which allow them to appreciate how science has impacted the world we live in and how essential science is for our world. Our curriculum puts an emphasis on practical learning, using the outdoors as a resource wherever possible. The children are given choice and encouragement to develop their own lines of enquiry and questioning, allowing further exploration and development of scientific knowledge. Children are given opportunities to work both independently and in teams. Teamwork is encouraged to allow our children to lead and support each other, explore together and to challenge each other’s ideas. This not only allows the children to answer scientific questions using rational explanations but gives our children the confidence and self-belief to challenge and ask scientific questions of their own.

EXAMPLES
Choices

Y4 Designing an investigation to identify rocks

Year 1 - Science - Senses

 

The children explored their senses. They chose which sense they wanted to explore hearing or sight.

Depth

Y4 We had to troubleshoot a circuit's faults

Independence

Y4 Exploring how shadows change size

Leading Teams

Y2 have been exploring the school grounds to look for item/objects which are living, dead and never alive.

Y2 have been sorting, exploring and comparing the difference between things that are living, dead and non - living.

Y4 Exploring how shadows change over time

Real Life

Reception-exploring how to make the best bubbles

Reception-growing a beanstalk and observing changes

After reading Jack and the Beanstalk the children added water to beans which were left in different places. The even chose to leave a bean in a dark cupboard. They noticed changes and wrote about these. Aanu wrote several pages.

Reception explored how to make the best bubbles. They tried different sizes of hoops and changed the mixture.

Y4 Exploring how we need light to see

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