At Godstone Primary and Nursery School we recognise the importance of science in everyday life. We aim to support children in confidently exploring the world around them through providing them with a broad and balanced curriculum.
- To develop a science curriculum that is well structured with clear progression throughout so that children become ambitious learners.
- To develop a science curriculum where knowledge is carefully sequenced to build on and embed substantive and disciplinary knowledge.
- Equip children with scientific knowledge required to understand the uses of science, today and in the future.
- Develop and embed scientific enquiry skills that will deepen their scientific knowledge.
- To develop an increasingly confident and appropriate use of vocabulary, scientific terms and language.
- Children to feel inspired by learning and understand that they can make a difference/have an impact on the world around them.
- Lessons are taught following the Plan Bee scheme of work on a weekly basis.
- Teach the science scheme to ensure progressive lessons and appropriate vocabulary that allows the children to progress and develop their scientific skills.
- To enhance the children’s experiences of science through linking with the wider community and first-hand experiences.
- Holding a STEM Day where children can meet engineers and scientists to become ambitious learners.
- External visits for STEM afternoon for upper key stage two in a secondary school lab for practical lessons and enquiries to engage and inspire children and support with a transition to secondary school.
- Environmental club / science club.
- Assemblies half termly (climate change 2023).
- Analysing children’s progression across the science curriculum using accurate and well formulated assessment techniques.
- For all children to make good and sustained progress and attainment in science.
- Clear articulation of children using scientific language confidently and appropriately in lessons and building on their prior knowledge.
- Progression and development of vocabulary from children across year groups.
- STEM Day implemented across the school.
- Teachers more confident when teaching the science curriculum.
- Children are reflective and understand the importance of science today and in the future and are conscious of the impact that they can have.