At Annfield Plain Junior School, we aim to prepare pupils for their next stage of education and life. We aim to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be a scientist, whilst making learning in Science engaging and enjoyable.
Every child has a natural curiosity about the way the world works. At Annfield Plain Junior School, we aim to develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science within all aspects of everyday life. Where possible we use outdoor learning and real-life experiences. Using a range of planned investigations and practical activities, we build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe in the natural world.
As we aim to prepare pupils for secondary school and who think like scientists, we ensure the children are able to develop their ability to plan fair tests, make predictions, record results using ICT, diagrams, graphs, tables and charts and to make generalisations about their learning. We also value the use of scientific vocabulary and model this with our children, encouraging them to use it to explain their scientific thinking.
Science is taught in line with the new National Curriculum, following the ‘Snap Science’ scheme of work (Collins). School also uses on-line site Tigtag Science. Children’s scientific knowledge and understanding are assessed termly/half-termly and with pre/post topic assessments; progress is measured throughout Key Stage 2.
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