Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.

Edwin Powell Hubble

Science Intent

 

Science is a fantastic subject centered on the teaching and learning of scientific concepts, with meaningful and engaging opportunities for pupils to apply scientific skills. The sequenced curriculum challenges pupils to deepen their understanding of both their substantive and disciplinary knowledge of science with many topics revisited during their school years here at St Ignatius.  We aim for science to teach children about the impact it has had on our lives as well as its fundament role in global prosperity and importance in meeting future challenges. Children will also understand that science is a global, human effort grounded in cooperation and inclusivity, meaning anyone can become a scientist.

Aims:

  • to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
  • to develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them;
  • to equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Working Scientifically

In both KS1 and KS2 pupils will carry out scientific enquiries and be encouraged to work scientifically. They will be given regular opportunities to carry out practical activities by:

  • observe over time
  • look for patterns in their observations and results
  • identify, classify and group
  • carry out controlled investigations using comparisons and fair testing methodology
  • research using secondary sources
  • Present their findings clearly, precisely and coherently, using scientific vocabulary.

Science Long Term Plan

 

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