School Name

Wildground Federation

Learn and succeed together for the journey ahead

School Name

Wildground Federation

Science

Science

Why do we teach science? (Intention)

 

At Wildground Federation we aim to give our children the opportunity to look at the world around them from a scientists perspective.  We want the children to be able to hypothesise and experiment in a safe way, often exploring ideas of their own making.  We want children to be able to make predictions, challenge the reasoning of the predictions made by others and be a reflective learner when analysing the results of their experimenting.  They will show that they can work collaboratively and that they are able to ask questions in the investigation process.  When working in a scientific environment the children will be encouraged to take risks appropriate to the task and will be able to show that making mistakes can in fact advance their learning.

 

 

How do we teach it? (Implementation)

 

At Wildground Federation science is taught through continuous provision in EYFS with some discreet teaching, and through discreet science lessons in Key Stage 1 and 2.  The science curriculum is delivered through our own scheme of work.  Each year group uses a range of practical experimentation where possible, during which children will make predictions, use their problem solving skills, work collaboratively and draw conclusions.  Furthermore, throughout the delivery of the science lessons there will be opportunities for the children to develop their questioning skills, develop their use of scientific language, collect data and compare and contrast results.  To ensure that the lessons are meaningful the lessons will show links between the subject matter and everyday life in order that the children are able to appreciate the significance of science in their daily lives. 

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