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All Saints' Church of England Primary School

All Saints' C of E Primary School


Growing Stronger Together in God's Love

At All Saints’ C of E Primary School, the teaching of science promotes a curiosity and a love of learning, nurturing children’s awe and wonder and encouraging them to develop an understanding and respect for the natural world. As children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge. We teach key scientific vocabulary to allow children to communicate scientifically. We ensure that children have secure subject knowledge before they ‘Work Scientifically’. We frequently provide pupils with opportunities to engage in practical enquiry and learn through out of classroom contexts linking classroom science to the real-world context. We use a rich variety of appropriate resources to support learning, including tangible materials, visual aids, models, measuring equipment including data loggers, digital microscopes etc. We allow children to raise questions related to the enquiry and consider appropriate grouping practical work – ensuring that each group contains an appropriate balance of ‘leaders’ and ‘followers’. We ensure that key ideas are reinforced and developed over time and include an awareness of common misconceptions within the topic. We organise the classroom in a way that ensures practical work is conducted in a safe manner.

At All Saints’, our aspiration is to promote a positive image of science and scientists. We regularly welcome science professionals to share their real-life experiences of working in scientific roles. Our whole-school focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals provides an opportunity to apply scientific knowledge and skills to a real-world context, considering global issues through a scientific lens.

The Curriculum includes:

  • Key objectives
  • Questions
  • Working scientifically objectives
  • All types of enquiry
  • Progressive
  • Key vocabulary
  • Practical activities
  • Group and paired work
  • Discussion