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 through providing opportunities for our children to explore and ask questions instilling a curious nature to the world around them. Many learning opportunities are provided through our continuous provision and on occasions is adult led to steer through specific questions and investigations.
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.
Each term we will learn about a famous Scientist. This will enable the children to find out more about these famous individuals as people, learners and inspiring men and women in history.
Autumn: Albert Einstein
Spring: Marie Curie
Summer: Alexander Graham Bell