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All Saints' Church of England Primary School

All Saints' C of E Primary School

What does science look like at All Saints’?

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Early Years Foundation Stage

  • In the Foundation Stage, children are taught Science through the key area of learning set out within the EYFS Statutory Framework. Through a broad range of teacher-led, child-initiated and continuous learning opportunities, children will be taught to:
  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants.
  • Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
  • Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the   seasons and changing states of matter.
  •  Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding.
  •  Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Science is taught by the Class Teachers. This ensures that the quality of Science teaching throughout these Key Stages remains consistent. Science is taught every week and cross-curricular opportunities are explored wherever possible.

Science is progressively planned throughout the year and sessions can be arranged in blocks. Through our planning, we involve problem-solving opportunities that allow children to find out for themselves. Children are encouraged to ask their own questions and are given opportunities to use their developing scientific skills and research to discover the answers. We identify six areas of scientific enquiry:

The heart of our Science teaching is a commitment to practical, explorative and investigative learning. We believe in a hands-on approach where children learn by doing it for themselves. This approach encourages our children to build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. We welcome visitors into the school to support our topics and share their expertise while developing an awareness of science in the wider world.

Our teaching and learning supports our curriculum by ensuring that lessons build on prior learning and provide opportunities for guided and independent practice and our knowledge organisers enable children to extend their learning at home.

Events such as Science Week, visitors, project days and trips allow all pupils to deepen their understanding, provide broader provision and the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills.

Science at All Saints’ School is motivating, relevant and inspiring, ensuring that children develop knowledge and practical skills, which will allow them to explore the world and create a fuller understanding of scientific phenomena and the procedures for its exploration and investigation.