Find out about our Science curriculum here.
Science at Ladybridge Primary School.
At Ladybridge Primary School it is our aim to instil a love of Science in all our children and to ensure that Science is fully inclusive to every child.
Through our teaching of Science we aim to enable our children to aquire and develop specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically.
Children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations as well as being encouraged to question the world around them. Concepts taught will be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that they learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.
We aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Science, providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills from EYFS up to the end of KS2.
Through the delivery of our Learning Challenge Curriculum our children will have opportunities to link Science to other subjects.
Our staff will use their curriculum maps to ensure progression throughout the school and progress will be monitored by the Science subject leader through looking at planning, book flicks and lesson observations, with feedback to staff.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in Science, we have implemented a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.
Science is taught through our Learning Challenge Curriculum, KS1 following a 2 year cycle and KS2 following a 4 year cycle which both ensure that all aspects, knowledge and skills of Science are being taught across all year groups.
Science lessons are taught as a series of lessons, which are carefully planned for progression and depth.
Use of a Knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) which all mainstream children should master.
To ensure that children at Ladybridge will enjoy Science lessons and that as they develop they will become increasingly independent in Science, selecting their own tools and materials , being able to complete child led investigations and being able to choose their own strategies for recording .
Evidence of work will show the range of science that has been covered, cross curriculum links and differentiation.
Our Science curriculum and planning is well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression, focusing on progression of knowledge and skills with discreet vocabulary progression.
If children are keeping up with the curriculum they are deemed to be making good or better progress.
Standards in Science will be high and will match standards in other subjects such as English and Maths.
We measure the impact of Science through the following methods;-
- Interviewing children about their learning (pupil voice)
- Weekly book flicks to include Science at intervals throughout the year.
- Annual reporting of Science.
- Action plans, which are revised and updated termly.