At Woodthorpe C of E Primary School we aim to develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. We wish to build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world through the use of a planned range of investigations and practical activities. At the same time, the children will be able to develop their ability to plan fair tests, make predictions, record results using ICT, diagrams, graphs, tables and charts and to make generalisations about their learning. We also value the use of scientific vocabulary and model this with our children, encouraging them to use it to explain their scientific thinking. We make cross curricular links where possible with other subjects including Maths, Literacy, ICT and Design Technology.
In the Foundation Stage, Science is taught as part of the “Knowledge and Understanding of the World” Early Learning Goal, which involves the children investigating and discussing things, including places and people around them. They also make predictions and enjoy testing their new ideas.
In KS1 and KS2 Science we follow objectives set out in the new National Curriculum 2014. We cover Science either through our topic work or stand alone Science lessons, whichever the topics lend themselves to.