Science

Science is relevant and important in our everyday life. Right here and now science rules our lives. we are all listening out to learn the latest news about how scientists are going to help us get through this pandemic.

Think about all the science you use every day. Cooking, cleaning, gardening, keeping fit, looking after your pet, saving the planet. We want our children to enjoy and understand the world around them and to know real news from fake.

Most jobs have some science in them and some of the most exciting jobs in the world are science based (just think of astronauts, geoscientists and naturalists on TV).

We can work together to support your children to be great scientists.

At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy, we have designed our science curriculum with the intent that our children will develop an in-depth understanding of the world around them. We prepare our children so they can master the skills and attitudes they need for a successful future in a fast changing and increasingly scientific and technological world.

Our aim is to build science capital for all our children, regardless of their background and starting point so that they are inspired to continue to use science in their everyday life, future education and careers.   

We will deliver a Science Curriculum that:   

  • Builds upon prior knowledge and a progression of skills to ensure all children have a secure understanding and knowledge of key science concepts   
  • Develops creativity and challenges all of our learners through outstanding and inclusive teaching practice, encouraging children to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural and man-made world around them.
  • Will develop aspirational learners with an awareness of the key role that science plays within our community and the world and the opportunities that this creates for future careers   
  • Encourages our children to be self-motivated, independent, curious and resilient learners by giving them the opportunities to apply the knowledge they have learnt. 
  • Encourages our children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and to analyse cause.

Implementation 

The curriculum is led and overseen by the science curriculum leader and SLT, who will regularly monitor, evaluate and review science teaching and learning, celebrating and sharing good practice across the whole academy. Formative assessments will be integrated into every day science teaching to ensure teachers have an in depth knowledge of the children’s learning and inform their next steps. Children will also be assessed at the beginning of their unit to inform teachers for planning and at the end to assess their progress.

We will provides an off curricular unit each year to provide an opportunity for our children to apply their science skills in a wider context.

The National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework 2017 provide the basis for our science curriculum, which is then tailored to meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our academy.  

Teachers will plan science using the Switched on Science, for Years 1 to 6 as a basis to ensure that spiral learning takes place with each year group building upon the knowledge and scientific skill learnt in previous years. The documents lay out the previous learning expected and teachers will use this to adapt planning and address any gaps. For the Early Years (Reception Class) opportunities for Science knowledge and skills are planned regularly.

The teaching, learning and sequencing of science will take place every school week for two sessions and this will ensure that all our pupils have a regular and progressive delivery of a core subject.

Year 1 – Year 6: Knowledge organisers will be developed and introduced for teachers and pupils to use for each unit for reference.

Impact 

  • Children will become resilient, independent and curious scientists who ask questions and find things out for themselves.  
  • Science will be a high profile subject throughout the school. 
  • Children will be enthusiastic and motivated scientific learners. 
  • Parents and the wider community will support science learning through trips and visits on regular basis.  
  • Children will have an awareness of the full range of scientific careers and pathways available to them and will be keen to pursue STEM subjects at secondary school. 
  • Children will leave for secondary school equipped with the science knowledge and scientific skills needed to succeed in their further education.  

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