Campton Academy recognises and values the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. Through following the aims of the national curriculum and adopting a healthy curiosity and interest in the sciences, Campton Academy aims to develop a fun, practical and engaging high-quality curriculum that inspires the next generation to succeed and excel in science. Scientific investigation is key to the children’s progression. We intend to deliver lessons where children learn through varied investigations wherever possible. This will lead the children to being equipped to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them.
Science is taught through a progressive curriculum, in line with the National Curriculum, to ensure high standards of teaching and learning are achieved. The acquisition of key scientific knowledge is an integral part of science lessons and work scientifically is clearly interwoven to enhance and support this knowledge. Teachers plan lessons for their class using knowledge matrices. This ensures that the curriculum is covered and the skills/ knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group. All science lessons will have focussed learning questions, clear differentiation and success criteria to ensure the children achieve their best. Key scientific language and meanings will be accessible to the children to further support their learning and understanding of science. Misconceptions will be quickly addressed and links to cross curricular learning will be made whenever possible. The children will be involved in British science week where they will have the opportunity to engage in further scientific activities. Science will also be promoted through enrichment days involving STEM.
- The children will become ‘scientists’ in their own right, asking questions, making observations and having an interest, respect and love of the world around them.
- They are always keen to acquire new knowledge and investigative skills.
- Teachers have high expectations and knowledge and experiments can be presented in different ways.
- Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
- They will be able to use a range of scientific vocabulary when talking about their learning.
- Children will be confident in their own scientific ability and are able to make links within what they have learnt.
- Most children will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of their key stage.
- Teachers use a range of assessment methods to assess progress.