Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Science investigates the physical, chemical and biological world in which we live and beyond.
Our aims in Science at East Stour School
- To develop pupil’s enjoyment and interest in science
- To develop pupil understands of key scientific concepts and scientific skills
- To enable pupils to effectively communicate scientific ideas by using scientific vocabulary
- To develop positive attitudes which encourage collaborative learning and perseverance
- To develop pupils’ awareness of how science influences and affects our everyday lives.
Science in Key Stages 1 and 2:
In Key Stages 1 and 2, each science topic is covered over one or two terms. The children have either a weekly science lesson, or those lessons are “blocked” over one or two weeks, lessons taking place each day. Science is taught with an emphasis on engaging pupils in practical enquiry to support their understanding of scientific concepts and skills. Planning for this is based on the Twinkl scheme of work and The National Curriculum, with additional materials also resourced, to suit the needs, abilities and interests of our pupils. To enable children to see purpose to their learning, and how it relates to the outside world, links are made to real life during lessons. Pupils record their science learning in different ways: including taking photographs, through drawings, written methods, tables, charts and ICT.
Science Subject Leader