By promoting an enquiry-based approach to learning, science at Weaverham Forest Primary School allows our children the chance to question and consider, and debate and discover what is occurring to themselves and the wider world now, and be able to predict how things might behave in the future.
We believe science education provides the foundations for understanding the world as well as how this subject has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.
National Curriculum objectives will be covered through our Cornerstones Maestro projects, or taught as stand-alone units should this be necessary.
Assessments will take place through formative questioning during lessons and summative records identifying pupils working above, in line with and below age related expectations at the end of each project or unit of work. This will be through a coverage approach and is completed via the Insight Pupil Tracking Program online. All year group national curriculum statements are listed and each chill in a class with receive an attainment mark for each area of learning. Results are monitored termly to ensure both sufficient coverage percentage of pupils on track or above. Monitoring through book looks and pupil voice at regular intervals throughout the year will ensure progress and attainment are at expected standards.
Science week is embraced and celebrated annually and the children are made aware of scientific events in the news and media through regular assemblies and links to lessons.
Each classroom has a display to showcase their work that changes with each Cornerstones Maestro Project, and all pupils have a Science exercise book where all learning is documented.
Children develop inquisitive minds that allow them to question and consider what is occurring to themselves and the wider world at the moment through scientific principles.
They make connections that enables them to predict how things might behave in the future, and this ensures a keen interest and enthusiasm for the subject throughout their time in school.
What to expect from our learning:
*Weekly science session taught from National Curriculum linked to specific Cornerstones Maestro project
*Science exercise books in all year groups for each child (Y1 - Y6) to document and evidence their learning.
*Each classroom has a science display board featuring key words and learning from a current / most recent unit of work.
*A science task to be completed and added to Best Books for each unit of work.
*Science Week celebrated annually across the whole school (featuring visits / guests speakers where possible).
*Children across school are aware of scientists and their respective fields and how these have made an impact on our lives.
*Science and Technology visits as part of Cornerstones Maestro projects memorable experiences
*UKS2 attend ’Big Bang North West’ event annually to experience STEM in a hands-on way provided by companies and charities