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Science

At Godstone Primary and Nursery School we recognise the importance of science in everyday life. We aim to support children in confidently exploring the world around them through providing them with a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Our intent is to; 

  • To develop a science curriculum that is well structured with clear progression throughout so that children become ambitious learners.  
  • To develop a science curriculum where knowledge is carefully sequenced to build on and embed substantive and disciplinary knowledge. 
  • Equip children with scientific knowledge required to understand the uses of Science, today and in the future. 
  • Develop and embed scientific enquiry skills that will deepen their scientific knowledge. 
  • To develop an increasingly confident and appropriate use of vocabulary, scientific terms and language  
  • Children to feel inspired by learning and understand that they can make a difference/have an impact on the world around them. 

Implementation

  • Each year group using appropriate vocabulary that allows the children to progress and develop their scientific skills  
  • Create a knowledge rich curriculum focused on quality of provision and cultural capital enhancement
  • To obtain the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) as a benchmark
  • To enhance the children’s experiences of Science and linking with the wider community.  Holding a STEM Day where children can meet engineers and scientists to become ambitious learners.  Enter into the Young Leaders STEM competition at Southampton University where children can showcase their ideas
  • Analysing children’s progression across the Science curriculum using accurate and well formulated assessment techniques

Impact

  • Each year group using learning intentions and success criteria statements that use appropriate vocabulary   
  • Clear articulation of children using scientific language confidently and appropriately in lessons
  • Progression and development of vocabulary from children across year groups
  • Curriculum development focused on quality of provision and cultural capital
  • Obtain the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)
  • STEM Day implemented across the school
  • Entries made in to the Young Leaders STEM competition
  • Development of an assessment technique using the ‘progress descriptor trackers’