Science and STEM
At Whittingham C of E Primary School, it is our intention to recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. We give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. We intend to build a Science curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and build a Science curriculum which enables children to become enquiry based learners.
We will ensure they are covering skills and concepts from the National Curriculum.
We aim to develop their scientific skills and concepts which are transferrable to different areas within science.
We have chosen these topics for their local relevance and how they have impacted the wider world.
We will structure the lessons so that prior knowledge, revision of facts and scientific knowledge are built upon.
We will ensure that revision and introduction of key vocabulary is built into each lesson.
We will ensure that children have the opportunity to apply these skills and language during the lesson.
We want the children to develop a love of science and exploring scientific concepts which they can relate to.
As the children develop their vocabulary these will be displayed throughout the school/classroom for children to refer to during the lesson.
We will measure the impact of their learning through key questioning, child led assessment and summative assessment.