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Seascale Primary School

Aim High

Science

Intent

At Seascale Primary School we aim to develop curious and inquisitive children who are keen to learn about the world around them. We hope to inspire our pupils to ask questions and find solutions through curiosity. planning, observing, measuring, testing, hypothesising and drawing conclusions and be able to make sense of the world around them.

 

Implementation

We developed our curriulum map over the years to reflect the best time to deliver units of work best suited to the seasons. We have recently adopted a new online scheme of work called Developoing Experts. We have planned our subject order so that the topics are taught in linking the topics with the best time in the year to deliver them. We enhance this further with Explorify and Learning By Questions. 

 

Where possible, we teach KS2 Science in specific year groups and timetable full afternoons for its delivery. Lessons are a combination of theoretical and practical experiences and the school is well equiped to deliver the content of the National Curriculm. We know that children are engaged with practical, hands on activities, which we encorporate in our lessons.

 

We follow up the units of learning using the TAPS assessment for the Working Scientifically aspect. (See the progression table below.) This alows the teacher to focus on a specific strand of Working Scientifically within the topic cycle. Over the year, all aspects of Working Scientifically should be taught and assessed.

 

 

Impact

 

We use "Evidence Me" to report and track the children's progress and successes. 

Learning is evidenced in books and a whole class floor book. We also keep long term study books for the class to learn about specific environmental areas in our school grounds.

We hope that developing a love of Science in Primary School will lead to more pupils continuting this into life long curiosity about the world around them amd an understanding of their place in the World.

 

 

 

We use the following symbols to identify the 5 enquiry types and the 10 skills we learn and develop in science lessons. 

(Source: Seerih-Innovations)

(Source: Primary Science Education Consultancy)

Each class is also allocated a Long Term Study Area where we observe an area of our school in each season and link this to lots of areas in the curriculum including science, geography, English and art.

 

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