At Westcliffe Primary school, we believe that science provides children with an understanding of the world around them, and by working as scientists, gives them a chance to engage with how science plays a role in everyday life. We encourage pupils’ enquiring minds and give them many opportunities to allow them to feed their natural curiosity as their own working scientifically skills progress throughout school. As part of our school ethos we want ‘to raise children’s awareness of the wide range of possibilities open to them.’ This is threaded through our work in science by introducing children to possibilities in STEM careers and inspiring them with the discoveries, inventions and knowledge of scientists past and present. Science is also woven into our curriculum through our knowledge of the world drivers which gives children further opportunities to revisit and consolidate their understanding of important scientific knowledge.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
How is the subject taught:
Science is taught in units and is taught weekly. An in-house scheme has been devised and Learning Journeys have been written for each unit (supported by Developing Experts). Timely delivery of the knowledge of the world drivers have been planned into the Long Term Plan to ensure children are given the opportunity to revisit and remember previous learning.
If you walk into a science lesson you will see:
If you have any further enquiries about Science within our school, please contact Miss Megan Ross.