Science

Intent

It is the intent of The Glebe Primary School to instil a lifelong love of Science into all of our pupils. From Nursery to Year 6 our pupils will build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, as well as develop skills in scientific enquiry and questioning. We encourage children to be inquisitive and develop their natural curiosity, whilst increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world. We teach Science through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We work progressively developing skills and building up a range of scientific vocabulary. Children have weekly lessons in Science throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 with children in Early Years learning about the world around them through play based activities. At The Glebe, science lessons are taught discreetly, with links being made across all curriculum areas where appropriate.

Teachers demonstrate how to use scientific equipment, and the various Working Scientifically skills, in order to embed scientific understanding. Teachers find opportunities to develop children’s understanding of science by accessing outdoor learning and workshops with experts, as well as regular events such as Science Week. This allows pupils to come ‘off-timetable’ providing broader provision and encouraging opportunities to work with parents.

We intend for the children at The Glebe Primary School to be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and in the future. We endeavor to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide gives children confidence and motivation and builds up the resilience that will support them in all their other areas of learning as well as in other aspects of their lives. We provide all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class or ability, with a broad and balanced science curriculum, offering high quality teaching and learning experiences for all.