Curriculum

Science at St John Southworth RC Primary School

Mrs Whittaker is our curriculum leader for science. We are currently working towards our Science Quality Mark. 

Intent

  • To develop pupils’ interest and enjoyment of science. By building on children’s curiosity, the science curriculum will help to instil a positive attitude towards science in pupils.
  • To deliver all the requirements of the national curriculum in relation to science and covering major scientific concepts.
  • To ensure all science lesson are purposeful, accurate and imaginative.
  • To ensure pupils have sufficient knowledge to understand both the uses and implications of science, today and in the future. This will also give pupils an appreciation of the changing nature of scientific knowledge.
  • To develop pupils’ ability to pose questions, investigate these using correct techniques, accurately record their findings using appropriate scientific language and analyse their results.
  • To help pupils develop the skills of prediction, hypothesising, experimentation, investigation, observation, measurement, interpretation and communication.
  • To make pupils aware of and alert to links between science and other school subjects, as well as their lives more generally.

Implementation

Our Vision for Science was developed in consultation with staff and children.  We shared our ideas of what we felt good teaching and learning in science looked like and together created our Vision.  Teachers use the Vision to guide planning whilst staff and children use it to review learning.  It aims to ensure that everyone at our school receives the very best current science practice and maximises opportunities for all to increase their Science Capital.

Impact

Through our Science Teaching and Learning, pupils should be able to recall knowledge, use scientific vocabulary and develop scientific skills. We hope to nurture the scientists of the future.

Progression of skills and knowledge are ensured through use of the Lancashire Science Planning Support materials, ASE PLAN materials, EXPLORIFY and REACH OUT CPD.