Science teaching at Grange Primary School aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
At Grange Primary School, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school allowing children to build upon their prior knowledge and increase their enthusiasm for the topic.
All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.
To ensure all of the children at Grange receive the best possible science curriculum, we ensure that skills and knowledge are covered and progress through the different year groups, phases and key stages. The following documents show how we have mapped out our science across Grange Primary School.
National curriculum programme of study
Intent, implementation and impact statement