Science

Statement of Intent

At Wincle CE Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality science education to develop confident, skilled scientists who possess a keen interest and curiosity about the world in which they live. We recognise, that science has a profound impact on our daily lives and aim to prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.

Through exploration and first-hand experiences, we encourage pupils to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and apply knowledge and understanding to answer scientific questions. It is our intention that, through investigative science, pupils will continue to deepen their respect for natural phenomena and increase their care and appreciation of both the world and themselves.

 

Key features of our Science curriculum:

  • Science teaching is grounded in interactive, multi-sensory experiences which are introduced in reception and continue throughout a pupil’s time at Wincle school. 
     

  • Science is best understood when it is studied in relation to a pupil’s own experiences and existing knowledge which is then underpinned with key scientific teaching.
     

  • Pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
     

  • Pupils develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through a systematic range of science enquiries to answer scientific questions about the world around them;
     

  • Pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
     

  • Science at Wincle develops the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen pupil’s scientific knowledge.
     

  • Pupils are taught to use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts
     

  • Science is taught in an integrated way so that skills learnt, for example in mathematics are used and applied to further develop both skill sets in a cross-curricular way.
     

  • Pupils have the desired attitudes modeled in order for them to develop a respect for materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety.
     

  • Pupils develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery. They have fun.
     

  • The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school, is linked, where possible to topic to provide a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
     

  • 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
     

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

 

Key outcomes

  • The ability to think independently and pose questions, which pupils then answer, whilst working scientifically and gaining knowledge and skills. 
     

  • Confidence and competence in a full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations. 
     

  • Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
     

  • The ability to apply and transfer existing knowledge and skills to increasingly diverse scenarios.
     

  • High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
     

  • The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
     

  • A passion for science.

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