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Science

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our 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.

National Curriculum 2014

 

At Sherington we believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children. We give our pupils the foundations they need to able to better understand the world in which they live.

 

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Through our bespoke curriculum, children are presented with opportunities to link practical experiences to ideas. In order that our pupils are prepared for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world, all students are encouraged to think creatively and critically.
The rich provision offered at Sherington is enhanced through: partnerships with secondary schools; after school clubs; visits; specific projects.

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During our themed Science Week, all pupils participate in a wide range of engaging activities.

 

In the EYFS and Key Stage 1

Children experience and observe phenomena. They are encouraged to be curious and to ask questions about what they notice.

Most of the learning about science is done through the use of first-hand practical experiences.

Children begin to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have learnt and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways.

 

Children:

•ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways

•observe closely using simple equipment

•perform simple tests

•recognise and organise

•use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

•gather and record data to help answer questions

 

In Key Stage 2

The focus of science teaching in key stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them, and develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas.

As pupils move through KS2 they encounter more abstract ideas and recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the world operates.

 

Children:

•ask relevant questions

•independently plan, set up practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests

•make systematic and careful observations

•gather, record, classify,and presentdata/findings in a variety of ways

• make predictions and draw conclusions

•identify differences and similarities

•use scientific evidence to answer questions and support their findings

•use test results to set up further comparative and fair tests

•identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments