- Develop pupils’ scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding by learning about biology, chemistry and physics.
- To develop children’s understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through scientific enquiry.
- Help children to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- Equip children with scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
- To foster a love and enthusiasm of science.
- To develop enquiring minds.
- It is taught in topics set out in the ‘Science programme of study: key stage 1 and 2’ document.
- Health education will be included in the unit of work ‘Animals, including humans for each year group.
- We use the Non statutory Guidance and relevant schemes of work to assist us in our planning
At St Cuthbert Mayne we aim to teach science through a variety of ways such as the use of:
- Scientific enquiry – to be taught within each unit of work
- Practical work
- Asking questions, especially asking and answering the childrens’ own questions
- Testing, developing and justifying ideas
- Research Independent and group work
- Using speaking and listening partners – talking about science
- Video clips
- Visitors and workshops e.g. STEM, Wheel barrow workshops, Owl time, Set point
- Science themed weeks – linked to National Science week
- Observations especially over time
- Decision making
- Using scientific language
- Drawing conclusions
- Written work including the use of ICT
- Cross curricular work where possible with PE, literacy, numeracy and ICT
- Scientific enquiry
- Using equipment accurately
- Making conclusions
- Supporting ideas
- Safe working
- Working as part of a team
- Fair testing
- Scientific research
- Understanding the implications of science today and future
Provision for More and Most Able Children
We plan a variety of opportunities to extend, enrich and enhance the learning of our more and most able children, so that they achieve to the best of their ability and make the best possible progress. Our approach to marking children’s work provides a further dimension of challenge.
Assessment will be carried out in line with the school assessment policy.