Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

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Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Science

Live and Learn with Jesus.

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English: Subject Leaders- Miss Cahill

STEM Team

Intent:

At Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, we intend to deliver a high-quality science education that provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

Over time, science has evolved and has had a significant impact on our lives and will continue to do so.  Science 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 high quality teaching and engaging activities, children are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity for their own learning.  

Children are also taught to work scientifically including making predictions, recording and analysing results and drawing conclusions. 

Our aim is to provide children with a broad, balanced, engaging and interesting science curriculum that ensures children are given the opportunity to ask scientific questions and work scientifically to find the answers.

Aims 

The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics 
  • 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 
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future 

 

Implementation:

In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in science, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.

Planning for science is a process in which all teachers are involved to ensure that the school gives full coverage of, ‘The National Curriculum programmes of study for Science 2014’ and, ‘Understanding of the World’ in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Where possible, science is linked to other areas of the curriculum, for example, maths, topic, design and technology. Science is taught as discrete units and lessons where needed to ensure coverage. Science is taught on a one year cycle to allow the progression of topics to be built upon throughout the years. 

Teachers plan to suit their children’s interests, current events, their own teaching style, the use of any support staff and the resources available.  We have recently invested in the ‘Outstanding Science’ scheme to support planning and provide additional child friendly resources for children. 

 

Impact:

The successful approach at Sacred Heart results in a fun, engaging, high-quality science education, that provides children with the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world.

The impact and measure of our science curriculum is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age related knowledge linked to the science curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, and within their everyday lives.

All children will have:

  • A wider variety of skills linked to both scientific knowledge and understanding, and scientific enquiry/investigative skills.
  • A richer vocabulary which will enable to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
  • High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life.
  • A curiosity for learning which encourages them to ask scientific questions.