To develop children’s scientific knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to work scientifically, by asking questions, planning investigations, recording, taking accurate measurements and drawing conclusions using appropriate scientific knowledge.
All about Science at KPS
At Kingsbury Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. Our curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today, and for the future. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child to become inquisitive about the subject of science, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment, especially in our local area, and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence.
As stated in the the National Curriculum, at Kingsbury we deliver a high-quality science education across the key stages to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding which provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Children will also develop the understanding of nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries, that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them and are well equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Science is taught through half termly or termly topics and are sometimes linked to a topic. To cater for mixed age classes, the topics are arranged into Year A and Year B (see long term plan and knowledge organisers). Work is placed in the red curriculum books. Science is taught through a range of learning activities including practical activities, investigations, research and written tasks. A display is evident, linked to the Science focus for each term, in classrooms or corridors. Resources are found in the Science Resources Room for many topics. For planning purposes, staff are able to use the ‘Engaging Science’ scheme although it is suggested that this is not used solely to plan and resource lessons. Staff are encouraged to put any resources they have made or found into the Science folder in the “shared” part of the network. Day trips take place when relevant and visitors come into school.
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