Ewyas Harold Primary School

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Science

Intent

At Ewyas Harold Primary it is our intention to help our children to develop strong scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding. We plan to do this by :-

Developing an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of Science enquiries that help to answer specific questions about the world around us.

Ensuring that our pupils are equipped with the Scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of Science.

Having lessons that are skills based, with knowledge being taught through this.

Developing curiosity, creativity and independence.

Ensuring that 'working scientifically' skills are built on and developed though out school.

Ensuring that the curriculum is sequenced using skills and knowledge progression documents and is accessible to all children.

PSHE, RSE and British Values links can be addressed through age related Animals, including humans topic and key individuals.

Implementation

Science will be planned using a medium term format including problem solving activities to allow children to find out for themselves. Where possible, linked to other curriculum topics.

Children will be encouraged to ask questions.

Teachers will create engaging lessons, with high quality resources and using precise questioning that support and challenge all abilities.

We will use assessment to identify gaps in learning.

We will build upon this learning using a whole school overview, skills and knowledge progression documents.

'Working scientifically' will be embedded in lessons.

New vocabulary will be discussed and used in spelling lists.

The Curriculum will be enhanced through educational visits, inviting those involved in the real life science world into school, whole school Science week, competitions and workshops.  Gifted and Talented will be identified and involved in these workshops.

Impact

We will track progress through the Progress Tracker Program, End of Year judgement, learning walks and pupil interviews to ensure subject knowledge and skills are consolidated before moving forward and to allow teachers to inform planning in light of this evidence.

Children will acquire age related knowledge but also the skills to move forward in their Science knowledge.

Children will have a richer scientific vocabulary.

A fun and engaging curriculum will provide the children with the foundations and knowledge to understand the world.

Children will learn through first hand experiences and link these to everyday life.

Children will aspire to have future role in a Scientific work place.