Science is taught discretely in three categories: biology, chemistry and physics. It is delivered to raise interest, self-esteem, creativity and aspirations of all our children. The science curriculum is rich and varied, which provides our pupils with the skills required for life in the 21st Century. As we deliver a thematic curriculum, we do allow science to be taught as part of this approach where the links enhance the quality of learning in both science and the topic.
The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.
A gather, skills, apply approach to planning and delivery of lessons is taken across school to ensure children develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of scientific situations.
Ultimately, scientific knowledge and enquriy skills are at the heart of the learning process with the children exploring a wide range of topics, to prepare them for life.