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Science Lead - Mrs Bleach

Our Vision 

 

At South Green Infant and Nursery School, our vision is to provide a science curriculum which enables the children to explore and discover the world around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We do this through exciting, practical, hands on experiences, which encourage curiosity and questioning.

Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary.

We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners who will explore the world around them.

 

Curriculum

Intent

 

  • For the children to be exposed to a high class science curriculum that will enable the pupils to become enthusiastic, enquiry based learners.
  • For children to be driven to be curious and ask questions about what they notice.
  • For children to develop skills such as observing, investigating and planning. Children are encouraged to ask their own scientific based questions and become independent learners in exploring answers to these questions.
  • For children to use simple, specific scientific language to talk about what they have found out and record this knowledge in a variety of ways.
  • For children to become skilled in the concepts of ‘working scientifically’.
  • For the majority of the science learning to be based around practical, first hand experiences.
  • For children to recognise the importance of science in every part of daily life.
  • To deepen the children’s critical thinking skills and make the learning meaningful by linking it with the children’s own experiences.
  • That, overtime, science will engage, inspire, challenge and give children the tools to make their own choices in life in an informed, critical way.

 

Implementation

 

  • A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning shows progression across key stages within the strands of science.
  • The scheme of work plans for practical investigative opportunities within the science lessons.
  • Children to use a range of resources and equipment to develop their knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning and to develop their understanding of and skill within working scientifically.
  • Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together, enabling them to ask questions and become enquiry based learners.
  • The curriculum is to be adapted and extended to match all pupils’ needs.
  • Children will reflect on previous learning and cross curricular links will be made wherever possible. Science is taught related to the year group topic.
  • Science is taught weekly in KS1 and links made to science daily in EYFS.

 

Impact

 

  • When children leave KS1, they will have an awareness of the scientific and technological world around them. They will retain knowledge that is pertinent to science with real life context.
  • Children will achieve age related expectations in science at the end of KS1, and be at the expected level of development for Understanding the World in EYFS.
  • Children will be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  • Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
  • Children will be able to explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically.
  • Children will have a richer vocabulary which will enable children to articulate their understanding of taught subjects.
  • Children will have high aspirations, which will see them through further study, work and to a successful adult life.

 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Progression in Science

 

 

Science Vocabulary

Science Policies

 

 

Useful Links for Science