Science at St Nicholas
We aim to…
- To provide the opportunity for all children to have the skills required to be a scientist and to work scientifically.
- Encourage the children to have an interest and deepening curiosity in science.
- Allow children to become critical thinkers; providing opportunities for children to challenge, investigate, discover and question.
- Equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and in the future.
- Allow children to develop their skills in problem solving and to be able to apply this in all areas of science.
- Widen children’s knowledge and use of scientific vocabulary.
- Enable children to find links between scientific technologies.
- To ensure that all children, including those with SEND, are able to access the curriculum.
- Develop a science curriculum that has high ambition for all children.
How we will achieve our aims…
- Follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study based on the National Curriculum objectives.
- High quality teaching that is appropriately pitched to individual children.
- Seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data
- Work scientifically by: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources.
- Assessment is based on key milestones supported by Chris Quigley Essentials curriculum and PZAZ which ensures learning is well pitched and matched to individual needs.
- Building cultural capital of all individuals through visits to places of scientific interest and discovery or the use of visitors to school to enrich the experiences of the children.
- Read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary accurately.
How will we know we’ve achieved our aims?
- Children demonstrate a love or appreciation of science and talk confidently about a range of scientists and scientific discoveries.
- Children enjoy science lessons and are confident to demonstrate and discuss their learning with others.
- Most children confidently apply their scientific knowledge to other areas of learning as well as to the world around them.
- The majority of children read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary accurately
- Children understand the history of scientific discovery and significant scientists, and how they have made an impact on our world.
- The outcomes for the majority of children at the end of each Key Stages are in line or above National statistics and progress in science is evident.
- Children are prepared for the next stage of their scientific learning.
- Children make links between science and the Christian values of our school
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