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Sir John Offley CE VC Primary School

'With God all things are possible’

Science -  Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent:                                              

It is our vision to distil a lifelong love of science within our pupils. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

· We work hard to provide a rich and varied curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of our children. We believe all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

· From EYFS up to the end of KS2 our pupils will build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.

· We provide our children with wider opportunities in science and make links to other subjects.

 · Teachers plan and challenge pupils based on the progressive curriculum maps, unique to our school and our needs.

· We monitor our schools progress in science regularly in line with our science policy

Implementation:

· We maintain a high level of subject knowledge of science in our school by regular training and professional development.

 · Teachers use assessment for learning to tailor lessons around our children and help us plan for next steps.

· In our school we strongly encourage all pupils to use specific topic related vocabulary.

· Through effective teaching of science, we develop children’s knowledge and key skills during each topic.

 · We are a well-equipped and resourced school.

· Regular monitoring shows that our children understand and apply key scientific principles within their work.

· Children are provided with regular opportunities to lead their learning in Science and to develop strategies for questioning and thinking.

Impact:

Children enjoy and are enthusiastic about science in our school.

· There is a clear progression of children’s work and teachers’ expectations in our school.

· Children’s work shows a range of topics and evidence of the curriculum coverage for all science topics.

· Children are becoming increasingly independent in science, selecting their own tools and materials, completing pupil lead investigations.

· Feedback from teachers has impact on our pupils.

 

 

 

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