INTENT Our intent is for all children to leave primary school with a body of key subject knowledge, vocabulary, concepts and sense of excitement and curiosity in the world around them. To support children who are at a social disadvantage, our planning and teaching will consider opportunities the children may not have a home this may include trips to science based exertions, investigations using equipment and materials that may not be readily available and access to scientific literature and subscriptions.
IMPLEMENTATION Through the use of prediction, investigation and analysis the children will explore a wide range of principles across the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific vocabulary will be developed through research, reading, discussions and presentation of work. Planning will ensure there is a sequential development of core language through EYFS, KS1 and KS2, so every child enters secondary school with key language to enable them to access the next level of curriculum. Children will develop their scientific enquiry through the use of a variety of resources including trips, annual science weeks and personal experiences. Across this base of scientific knowledge and skills pupils will develop an understanding of the uses and implications of science today and for the future, which will empower them to question the world around them and the impact they can make. We celebrate science through a variety of events including science week, class assemblies and external science based challenges.
IMPACT Assessment data is collated three times a year to monitor attainment and progress. In addition to this, individual end of topic assessments, based on National Curriculum objectives are recorded by the class teacher. A range of evidence is used including written work, class teacher observations, photographs, use of ICT and verbal discussions.