Our Science learning is taught through the CLPs and discretely where necessary. The scientific skill of ‘Working Scientifically’ is taught across all lessons. In line with the National Curriculum, the areas of study for this Key Stage are: Animals (including humans), States of Matter, Rocks, Plants, Living things and their habitats, Light, Electricity, Sound, Forces and Magnets, Evolution and Inheritance, Properties and Changes of materials and Earth and Space.
Through our teaching of Science we aim to:
- Stimulate pupils’ curiosity and excitement in natural phenomena
- Develop pupils’ scientific knowledge and understanding.
- Encourage pupils’ to ask questions and offer explanations about the world around them.
- Increase their knowledge and understanding about the nature, processes and methods of science.
- Promote an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Through Science we can also:
- Improve pupils’ skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT
- Develop pupils’ thinking and evaluative skills
- Encourage pupils’ to become reflective learners.
SMSC in Science:
- Spiritual: awareness – living things and personal health
- Moral: environmental problems and dilemmas
- Social: scientific and technical issues – energy crisis
- Cultural: different practice around the world – western and non-western