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Science

High Standards

Year 6 pupils attained considerably higher in reading and writing, compared nationally.

Ofsted

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Ofsted

Year 6 pupils attained considerably higher in reading and writing, compared nationally.

I enjoy maths

I like the way we are taught in mathematics

Alex

Year 4

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Alex

Year 4

I like the way we are taught in mathematics

School Leadership

The leadership team has created an enriching learning environment

Ofsted

2019-01-23T11:35:12+00:00

Ofsted

The leadership team has created an enriching learning environment

Confidence

Pupils love learning and have the confidence to try new things

Ofsted

2019-01-23T11:38:57+00:00

Ofsted

Pupils love learning and have the confidence to try new things

Quality teaching

The quality of teaching is good.

Westminster Diocese

2019-01-27T09:37:04+00:00

Westminster Diocese

The quality of teaching is good.

Science

Aims

  • 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.

Curriculum Organisation

  • 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

Teaching

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
  • Exploration
  • 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

Key Skills

  • Scientific enquiry
    • Questioning
    • Planning
    • Using equipment accurately
    • Recording
    • Observing
    • Grouping
    • Classifying
    • Predictions
    • Recording
    • 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

Assessment will be carried out in line with the school assessment policy.

Science Programme of Study – an overview

All Year groups to incorporate working scientifically into each unit of work