“Science is like magic, but better, because it's real." - Professor Brian Cox
At Adel St John we strive to foster and develop pupils’ curiosity towards science. We understand that for our children to achieve well in science they need to acquire the necessary scientific knowledge and also be able to enjoy the experience of engaging with purposeful scientific enquiry in order to help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. ‘Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.’ (National Curriculum 2014)
Aims of Science
Through high-quality science teaching, we aim to prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. We aim to do this by:
- Delivering high quality, creative and engaging science lessons
- Developing children’s ability to work scientifically and involve pupils in planning, carrying out and evaluating investigations
- Developing children’s scientific vocabulary and ability to articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely
- Using effective questioning to extend learning and inspire and motivate children
- Teaching about the contributions of significant scientists
- Using a good balance of subject knowledge teaching and learning through practical investigation.
- Ensuring that all pupils are appropriately challenged to make good progress in science.
- Encouraging the development of positive attitudes to science
Science Long Term Plan