Science

Our Vision:  To spark children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder about the world in which they live.

Subject Leader:  Miss Shepherd

The National Curriculum Purpose of Study for Science

“A high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.  Science has changed out 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 national 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.”

Science at Kemsley:

The science work we cover is matched each term to the Cornerstones curriculum topic we are working on. Some of these projects also have an accompanying ‘Love to investigate’ project. The content of these projects match the topic specifically, but allow for science to be covered in a more in-depth investigation.

We work hard to develop children’s skills of prediction and also collaboration when working in groups to investigate. We also place a high importance on completing the full cycle when working in investigations. This being planning, resourcing, predicting, considering fair tests and variables, implementing, recording results and drawing conclusions before evaluating.

What we are good at:

  • Providing  pupils opportunities to show and apply their own knowledge, skills and understanding of science.
  • Sharing ideas for good practice between teachers.
  • Children are interested in the subject.

Things we are working on:

  • Use of practical work in all year groups.
  • Children being able to explain the value of science and show an appreciation of the impact of science in society, themselves and its contribution to life in a technological age.
  • Ensuring that science-related links are forged with other agencies and the wider community.