Science - 'Every Child a Scientist'
Purpose of study from the National Curriculum
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
To ensure that all pupils will benefit from a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that is matched appropriately to their ages,ability and aptitude. Ensuring the progressive development of science knowledge and skills and to foster a love of the subject in our pupils. Our pupils will be inquisitive, curious and be armed with the resiliance, skills and knowledge to explore the scientific world around them.
- Use of the End Point curriculum to keep outcomes focussed and clear.
- Introduction of the 'Developing Experts' online science curriculum to enhance/support teaching and delivery of the National Curricuum programmes of study.
- Application of the National Curriculm topics and Developing Experts lessons and resources to ensure delivery/coverage of a rich, broad and balanced curriculum.
- Annual data will be collected and analysed to ensure continued progress and development. Target pupils and areas identified and support for both staff and pupils implemented if required.
- Display, planning and book scrutiny to evidence coverage and differentiation.
All pupils will have a secure knowledge of the matters, skills and processes identified in the relevant curriculum programmes of study for their key stage. The will have the confidence and ability to transfer these skills to other areas of the curriculum. They will develop a love and interest of science and those scientists who have influenced, shaped/shape the world we live in. We will foster and encourage a culture/practise of curiosity, questioning and exploration in our pupils.
We try to ensure that our pupils get as much practical learning as possible in science, and the links below will take you to just some of the exciting experiences our children have had.
Year 2/3 visit to Sugar Brook Farm: http://www.gorsewood.halton.sch.uk/news/year-2-and-3-trip-to-sugar-brook-farm/69899
Year 3 and 4 trip to Imagine That! http://www.gorsewood.halton.sch.uk/work/imagine-that-visit-for-year-3-and-4/68912
Science Club! http://www.gorsewood.halton.sch.uk/news/space-club-investigates-matter-from-mars/33046
British Science Week Workshops: http://gorsewood.schoolspider.co.uk/news/british-science-week/15422
Whole-school visit to Chester Zoo: http://www.gorsewood.halton.sch.uk/work/gorsewood-visits-chester-zoo-2023/79731