“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 experiences to learn outside the curriculum with STEM opportunities, Forest School and inspirational visitors and trips. Our Science lessons are practical, creative and engage all children. We provide the stimulus for every child to not only access, but to develop their scientific skills such as planning practical enquiries, asking relevant questions and drawing simple conclusions from results using scientific vocabulary accurately, both orally and in written work. We allow the children the space and time to immerse themselves into key scientific topics such as living things, states of matter, evolution and inheritance and forces.

 

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