“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” – William Lawrence Bragg

Science Intent

At Ann Edwards Primary School, we aim to deliver a vibrant and innovative 2-year spiral Science Curriculum. Our curriculum is inspiring and incorporates opportunities to learn outside the curriculum with STEM opportunities, Forest School and inspirational visitors and trips. Our Science lessons are exciting and creative and involve all the children. When the children are engaged they are happy and developing new skills for life. Our Science lessons aim to be predominantly practical enabling the children to immerse themselves into science and ensuring that the children are at the forefront of their learning of science.

 

Aims

The overarching aim for Science in our school is to ensure that pupils:

  • To develop scientific knowledge and understanding
  • To develop scientific enquiry skills
  • To ask questions about the world they live in and make simple predictions about what might happen if…
  • To look carefully at the world around them and use their 5 senses to say what it is like
  • To be able to use observations to sort and measure things
  • To record their findings in drawings, charts, words and tables
  • To explain how to make their test fair and explain why it is fair
  • To say what happened and explain trends in their results
  • To have an everyday working knowledge of Science so they can apply it to their everyday lives
  • To make use of ICT, Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • To work safely

 

In order to achieve these aims we will:

  • Provide a stimulating environment to promote effective learning in Science
  • Ensure continuity and progression in Science by liaising with colleagues on areas covered
  • Give children lots of opportunities to develop and apply investigative skills
  • Provide necessary resources for the children to be taught effectively
  • Provide a safe environment in which to explore Science