Science

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The children will be taught Science based on the National Curriculum. We follow a scheme called The Learning Challenge Curriculum.  Through this scheme children develop their science knowledge and develop their science skills (working scientifically).

Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world.  We aim to develop children’s understanding of the world around them through systematic enquiry, using both first hand and secondary sources as appropriate.

They will be encouraged to ask questions about what they observe, devise experiments to answer these questions and find a variety of ways to communicate this information.

The national curriculum for science reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically (National Curriculum 2013).  Therefore, children will be taught to use scientific vocabulary in verbal explanations and taught to spell scientific vocabulary when completing written science work. 

The teaching of science involves the children in practical work through whole class activities, through small group work and individual work.