Science

Policy
Overview
Progression of knowledge- KS1
Progression of knowledge- KS2
Working scientifically progression- KS1
Working scientifically progression- KS2
Progression in vocabulary
Progression in nature journaling


At Grimsargh St. Michaels’s CE Primary School, high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Our children are scientists because they can observe the world around them, enquire about what they see and explore their ideas through a range of approaches to learning. These are our 3 BIG IDEAS for science.

Mrs Loughran is our science lead. Please contact her via the school office (01772 653600) with any queries or questions.

 

Click here to read the National Curriculum: Science Programmes of Study.

 

Links across the curriculum: links are made with design technology, mathematics, Literacy and computing. Involvement in an engineering project and science week both enhance learning experiences for all children.

Diversity in science: scientific progress relies on problem solving and collaboration. Groups composed of people with diverse experiences and areas of expertise tend to be more creative and innovative. Asking questions drives science forward, and scientists with different perspectives often ask different questions. One way we approach science from a multicultural perspective is by highlighting particular people or achievements from various racial, ethnic, gendered, or age groups.

 

‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ competition 2022 – 2023 (https://leadersaward.com).

This year, some of our children will be involved in and entering the ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ competition. So, what is it?

Primary Engineer launched this programme in 2012 to explain to primary and secondary pupils what it is to be an engineer. The idea was a simple one, look at what engineers do, interview a few of them, then look around and find a problem to solve.