Intent

At SS Peter and Paul we believe Science should inspire, enthuse and enable children to find out about the world around them and how it works.  Our Science curriculum aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to support them in thinking scientifically and understanding scientific processes.

Implementation

Science is planned and taught in topic blocks to enable the achievement of a greater depth of knowledge.  Through our planning we include problem solving opportunities that allow children to find out for themselves.

All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observation, planning and investigation. They are encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners by exploring possible answers for their questions.

Through effective teaching we develop children’s knowledge and key skills during each topic and encourage all pupils to use specific topic vocabulary. We also provide our children with wider opportunities in science and make links to other subjects including teaching statistics through Maths and talk for writing opportunities using science based stories.

Impact

Children enjoy and are enthusiastic about science in our school this is shown through our pupil voice responses and well attended Science club. Our children’s work shows a range of topics and evidences a broad curriculum coverage.

Feedback from teachers has impact on our pupils with next step questions pushing      learning on.  We provide opportunities for outdoor learning through workshops, trips and     visiting experts providing our children with the understanding that science has changed our lives and is vital for the world’s future prosperity. Children learn the possibility for careers in science as a result of our links with agencies such as STEM ambassadors and Wolverhampton university.

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