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