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ROADE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Aim High Reach for the Sky!

Science

Science will be taught as a separate lesson but will be linked to our Topic work where appropriate. We will encourage our pupils to be curious about natural phenomena and to be excited by the process of understanding the world around them.

Key scientific terminology will be introduced each lesson and knowledge will be built upon throughout the school. Pupils will be encouraged to work scientifically and will able to carry out simple tests and experiments using equipment and to gather and record data.

Whilst at Roade Primary School, children will learn about plants, animals including humans, materials, seasonal change, habitats, rocks, light, forces, states of matter, sound, electricity, earth and space and evolution and inheritance.

Visits by specialists such as Mad Science alongside close links with local secondary schools will enhance the delivery of our science curriculum.

National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-science-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-science-programmes-of-study#key-stage-1

At Roade Primary School our vision is to create a primary school that encourages its children to ‘Aim high, reach for the sky!’ We want to help each child become a caring, confident and curious young person who has a passion for learning and achieving.  We will do this by supporting, guiding and inspiring our children through excellent teaching practices. By working with our families, we will create an aspirational school community in which everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.

Intent

Science will be taught as a separate lesson but will be linked to our Topic work where appropriate. We will encourage our pupils to be curious about natural phenomena and to be excited by the process of understanding the world around them.

Key scientific terminology will be introduced each lesson and knowledge will be built upon throughout the school. Pupils will be encouraged to work scientifically and will able to carry out simple tests and experiments using equipment and to gather and record data.

Whilst at Roade Primary School, children will learn about plants, animals including humans, materials, seasonal change, habitats, rocks, light, forces, states of matter, sound, electricity, earth and space and evolution and inheritance.

Opportunities to enhance the delivery science curriculum through visitors or visits will be explored.

Definition

Science is the practical and analytical study of physical, chemical and biological phenomena.

Aims

  • To meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance, to provide a relevant and balanced science education for all pupils.
  • Children should enjoy science and see it as relevant to daily life.
  • To promote an awareness of the effect that scientific processes have upon the environment and foster a caring attitude towards it.
  • To develop a questioning and enquiring mind through a range of interesting and challenging experiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • To stimulate imagination and curiosity through first hand experiences.
  • Children should learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the past and the future of the world.
  • To gain scientific knowledge.

Objectives

The specific learning objectives for science are taken from the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Science and Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage.

To enable children to: -

  • Develop their hypothesising, observation and recording skills through scientific experiments and investigations.
  • Use both first-hand experience and secondary sources (including ICT) to obtain and present information.
  • Work on an individual and co-operative basis using a variety of approaches.
  • Select and use materials and equipment safely.
  • To relate their work to scientific processes in the wider world.

Content

The science curriculum at Roade Primary is delivered through units, with work that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage and is relevant to the ages and abilities of all the children. It is our intent to teach the content recorded in the year group tables that follow.