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Enfield Learning Trust
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Science

Intent

  • It is our aim to distil a lifelong love of Science within our pupils.
  • We work hard to provide a rich and varied curriculum to challenge and meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • We ensure our pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • They are taught scientific enquiry that helps them to answer scientific questions about the world around them while developing a sense of excitement and curiosity. This should build on their prior knowledge and build their confidence, enabling them to take risks, work out problems and raise further questions.  
  • Pupils are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.

 

Implementation

  • Teachers create a positive attitude to Science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in science.
  • Science is planned and taught using a progressive approach that enables the achievement of deeper understanding.
  • Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual knowledge and skills, and assess pupils regularly to identify those pupils with gaps in their learning, so that all pupils keep up.
  • Curiosity is celebrated within the classroom. Planning involves teachers creating engaging lessons, often involving high quality resources to aid conceptual understanding.
  • Pupils’ knowledge and understanding increases, and they become more proficient in selecting and using scientific equipment.
  • Pupils become increasingly confident in their growing ability to collate and interpret results and come to conclusions based on real evidence.
  • Pupils are encouraged to ask their own questions and be given opportunities to use their scientific skills and research skills to discover answers.

 

Impact

  • Our successful approach to the teaching of Science ensures our pupils are engaged in a high-quality science curriculum, that provides them with the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world.
  • We use a variety of strategies to evaluate the knowledge, skills and understanding that our children have gained every half term.
  • Tracking of knowledge in the form of pre- and post learning quizzes is undertaken.
  • CPD is planned to ensure that teacher pedagogy and assessment is secure.
  • Regular feedback for learning opportunities are planned and delivered.
  • Subject monitoring, including book looks, is carried out by senior leaders.

 

Please find available for download the Science Primary National Curriculum.