SCIENCE


    CURRICULUM

    Science education introduces children to the world of living things, materials and physical processes and provides the foundations for understanding the world. It is a largely practical subject, which develops a spirit of enquiry by encouraging curiosity and reasoning. Science allows for children's experiences and gives them a better understanding of the world in which they live.

    Our children are encouraged to work with others to 'persevere' and to ask questions. These attitudes encourage work to be carried out in a scientific manner and children to develop their independence.

    Science education will take place in one in depth Science week that will focus on one specific area. Science, linked to the termly topic, will also take place throughout the term.

    The aims are to ensure that our children:

    • enjoy and show interest in science and have an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life
    • plan a range of investigations and practical activities to develop understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science
    • are introduced to the language and vocabulary of science
    • make accurate and appropriate measurements

    • use information and communication technology (ICT) in their science studies
    • ask questions, predict and consider the appropriate apparatus to be used
    • observe, make accurate and appropriate measurements and undertake a fair test
    • interpret results and evaluate scientific evidence


    • At KS1 children will learn how to observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical processes. They will develop their ability to work independently and collaboratively to collect evidence, which will help them to answer a range of questions and make links with simple scientific ideas.

      Children will also learn to evaluate the evidence they collect and consider whether tests or are fair. They will be encouraged to use different materials to find out more about scientific ideas and learn to share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.

      At KS2 children will learn about a wider range of living things, materials and physical processes by making links between ideas and explaining things using simple models and theories. They will be encouraged to apply their knowledge and understanding of science to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health.

      They will be inspired to carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others using a range of reference sources. The children will also learn to communicate their findings using a wide range of scientific language, diagrams, charts and graphs.

      Key Staff:

      Alexia Hollingsworth - ahollingsworth@tast.org.uk

      QUICK LINKS


      CHRISTOW COMMUNITY
      PRIMARY SCHOOL


      CHRISTOW COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL, Dry Lane, Christow, EX6 7PE
      Tel: 01647 252542
      christow@tast.org.uk