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Science

SCIENCE 

Intent

At All Saints’ we have a clear vision for science. Our vision is for science to inspire children; encouraging them to be inquisitive about the world; it nurtures their innate curiosity and enables them to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning both now and in their future lives. Science is for everyone. Having an understanding of science allows people to make informed decisions about new technologies, their health and other important matters. We ensure that every child has a positive experience of science throughout their time at All Saints’. We believe inspiring science teaching arises from lessons that place scientific enquiry at the heart of our school’s science curriculum. It develops both scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding to a level where they can be used to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Implementation 

At All Saints’, science is taught both through a thematic approach and as discrete lessons. We look for opportunities to combine scientific learning and learning of other subject areas in synergy to enhance understanding across the curriculum. An example of this is combining the science unit of electricity with a design and technology project. Where there is no obvious curriculum link or we feel the scientific understanding would improve from a discrete unit, we teach in this style. Both approaches are effective - what is essential is that our goal of inspiring science lessons is the leading consideration when planning.

 

Aims

 • to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

 • to develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

• to be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

 

 

Impact

The knowledge, skills and concepts that pupils gain from learning the subject.

A high quality of scientific education aims to develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas, particularly Geography, Mathematics and English. The children learn through varied and first hand experiences of the world around them. Children will:

• Acquire and effectively use new vocabulary.

• Build skills that enable them to collect, analyse and interpret a range of data gathered through practical investigation.

 • Interpret a range of sources of scientific information, including reports, theories, diagrams, images and investigations.

• Develop research, interpretation and presentation skills which can then be disseminated using ICT, Art and Design and Mathematic mediums.

 • Develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote children’s interest and develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery. Children have the understanding that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity

Areas taught across the school

Science Curriculum Map 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year One

Animals including humans

Seasonal changes

Everyday materials

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes

Plants

Animals including humans

 

Year Two

Animals including humans

 

Plants

 

Everyday materials

 

Everyday materials

 

Plants

 

Living things and habitats

Year Three

Rocks

Animals including humans

Plants

Forces and Magnets

Light

We are scientists'

Year Four

Animals including humans

Living things and habitats

States of matter

Water Cycle

Electricity

Sound

Year Five

Living things and habitats

Properties and changes of materials

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and space

 

Forces

Animals including humans

Year Six

Animals including Humans

Living things and habitats

Classification

Electricity

Evolution and inheritance

Light

We are scientists'

 

Longitudinal Studies

Assessment

Teachers monitor children’s progress and adjust their teaching accordingly. Assessment of the children’s work is ongoing to ensure that understanding is being achieved and that progress is being made. Practical lessons provide hands on, kinaesthetic learning ensuring concrete understanding. Assessment is largely based through questioning and verbal discussion, as well as recorded work. Feedback and marking of work is guided by the school’s Marking Policy and children are given time to respond to this feedback to progress their learning further. All staff use TAPS (Teacher Assessment in Primary Science) to complete end of unit assessments on the children and assess the children at: 1- Emerging, 2- Expected or 3- Exceeding.

Science Progression...Please scroll down the document

Science and Geography Week

We are finding out about a very important part of our local area- 'Carrington Moss'. Each class started the week by answering the question 'Why Should We Save Carrington Moss? 

Year 3 Visit to Carrington Moss 

Super field work by year 3 observing the land of Carrington Moss

Learning about the environmental consequences of building a new road and thousands of houses...

KS2 explored the level of air pollution outside school. With the help of the Friends of Carrington Moss, they understood the factors impacting on our health.

This week the children will explore what they can do to highlight this issue and our role in improving our environment. 

KS2 conducted a traffic survey, outside school. What will they tell us ? How will we use the information? 

How did you travel to school today? EYFS and KS1 have been finding out . What will the results tell us ?

Thank you to our Eco Team for leading our Science and Geography assembly . The team welcomed Marj and Peter from Friends of Carrington Moss . Marj talked to the whole school about why our local Carrington Moss is important to the local community. Please see her Power Point below

KS1 Science Pupil Voice

Lower KS2 Pupil Voice

Upper KS2 Pupil Voice

Science Club 

Density Rainbow 🌈

Production of Carbon Dioxide

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States of Matter at Science Club

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