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North Worcester Primary Academy

'Love, Learn, Live'

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North Worcester Primary Academy

'Love, Learn, Live'

Science

VISION 

To develop curiosity through questioning, investigating and drawing conclusions whilst understanding the pivotal role science has in shaping an ever-changing world.   

 

INTENT 

At North Worcester, our intent is to give every child a broad and balanced Science curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover what is around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We want our children to foster a love of science. We want children to think like scientists and allow their intrigues and curiosities to lead them through a journey of discovery and new beginnings. At North Worcester, we have created a sequence of learning that enables the children to investigate the everyday concepts and adaptations to our ever-changing world. Our curriculum is rooted in drivers which expand the children’s knowledge and deepening understanding.  

Our curriculum is accessible to every student and is not dependent on ability or specific needs, rather tailored in a manner that allows children to plan, test and rationalise theories to draw upon their own conclusions.   

We want our children to remember their science lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace any scientific opportunities they are presented with! To achieve this, it comprises of stimulating, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. Our aim is that these inspiring and challenging experiences help every child secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary, as well as promoting a love and thirst for lifelong learning.  

 

IMPLEMENTATION 

Teachers promote enjoyment and foster interest of the scientific disciplines, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Children will work scientifically to explore, question, predict, plan, carry out investigations, make observations and conclude their findings. Children present their findings and learning using science specific language, observations and diagrams.  

To support children in their ability to ‘know more and remember more’ there are regular retrieval opportunities to review the learning taken place in prior topics as well as previous lessons. Children will take advantage of using our outdoor environment to study science outside of the classroom, as part of our science curriculum. Thus, gaining experiences of working in a natural environment and providing transferrable skills within their learning. Teachers use highly effective assessment for learning in each lesson to ensure misconceptions are highlighted and addressed. Effective and quality modelling by teachers ensures that children are able to achieve their learning intention, with misconceptions addressed within it. Through using a range of assessment tools, differentiation is facilitated by teachers, to ensure that each pupil can access the Science curriculum. Children are given clear success criteria in order to achieve the learning intention with differing elements of independence. Children will broaden their scientific language, through subject specific vocabulary 

 

IMPACT 

The science curriculum at North Worcester provides children with the foundations for developing a curiosity and awareness of the world around them. We inspire our children to take responsibility, think creatively with a forward-thinking mind. The UN Sustainable Goals, that drive our curriculum, ensure that we build citizens for the future. Citizens which think about their world and can make informed decisions that will impact others. They will leave North Worcester with a broadened scientific vocabulary, an inquisitive nature, a broad understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Moreover, a desire to extend their learning further. 

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