At Kinderley, we aim to:
· Stimulate children’s interest and enjoyment in the area of science.
· Equip children to use themselves as starting points for learning about science and to build on their enthusiasm and natural sense of wonder about the world.
· Develop through practical work the skills of observation, prediction, investigation, interpretation, communication, questioning and hypothesising and increased use of precise measurement skills and ICT.
· Encourage and enable pupils to offer their own suggestions and to be creative in their approach to science, gaining enjoyment from their scientific discovery.
· Enable children to develop their skills of co-operation through working collaboratively and to encourage, where possible, ways for children to explore science in forms which have relevance and meaning for them.
· Encourage children to collect relevant evidence and to question outcomes and be resilient learners.
· Encourage children to treat the living and non-living environment with respect, integrity and sensitivity.
How will we do it?
· Our science modules are being taught using our new integrated curriculum approach through the CUSP Curriculum. The CUSP Curriculum uses the National Curriculum aims and adapts these activities to ensure that all children are able to achieve the objectives at the end of each year and Key Stage.
· The class teacher is responsible for planning science lessons. The CUSP Curriculum uses a knowledge and vocabulary approach, where revisiting prior and new learning is key to ensure that the children know and remember more knowledge and have a deeper understanding around it.
· We ensure that there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each unit and we also build progression into the science scheme of work, so that the children are increasingly challenged as they progress through the school. More able learners are identified and throughout the year and stretched and challenged accordingly.
· All staff will be responsible for ensuring that Science is given the importance the curriculum dictates and is taught for the requisite number of hours over the course of each term. This will be monitored by the Science co-ordinator and the Head Teacher.