Science at Sherford Vale is designed to inspire children to ask and answer questions about the world around them. Science provokes excitement and curiosity and children are equipped with fundamental knowledge through working scientifically and investigative learning.
Sherford Vale Schools recognises the value of Science. We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum to ensure that all children:
Children should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Children will be working as scientists to explore through hands on activities to create a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in. Science should encourage rich questioning which stimulates thinking and makes children want to find out the answers to these ‘real life’ problems. In order for children to achieve well, they must not only acquire the necessary knowledge but also understand its value, enjoy the experience of working scientifically and sustain their interest in learning it.
Children need to learn about scientists who have made a difference in society and think about the role they play in the real world. Then they are more likely to continue to study science and use that learning for work, for family and to contribute as informed citizens.
Science at Sherford Vale School is in keeping with our ethos of think, create, ask and succeed:
Children are encouraged to think about and are equipped with knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. They gain knowledge about different scientific concepts: making predictions, analysing and explaining, allowing them to make meaningful links across the curriculum and wider world.
Children create opportunities through hands on learning in and outside of the classroom. Throughout the programmes of study, all children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. Children are excited about science through an explorative approach: working scientifically to investigate, solve problems and ask questions.
Children are inquisitive and are inspired to ask and create questions to develop and deepen their knowledge. Curiosity is promoted and teachers will allow children to explore concepts and questions; allowing children to make links across different areas of science and develop cultural capital.
Children approach science with a positive attitude, are enthused about the world around them and are confident learners. Children are independent and can explain scientific concepts and methods; using subject specific vocabulary. Children will also begin to make meaningful links across the curriculum, leaving Sherford Vale with a love for science and a thirst to learn more.
Science at Sherford is out of this world.
Please use the tabs to the left to look at all the fabulous science in all the different aspects of the curriculum.
·Children are resilient and resourceful.
Children can explain what they have learnt
Lessons are well planned and high quality questioning has been developed as teachers have moved towards a whole class teaching approach which is developing mastery across the subject.
Clear progression of skills with links across the curriculum. Teachers are clear about previous and future learning so children can do more and know more.
Pupil conferencing and learning walks show that children are enthusiastic and motivated in Science.
Thematic Science week to promote Science across the school.
Science CPD for opportunities so staff are trained and have secure subject knowledge
We take part in scientific competitions and workshops against other schools.
2019/2020 results show:
· 100% of KS2 children achieved ARE in KS2 SATs.
· 89% of KS1 children achieved ARE KS1 SATs.
Miss Bennett is a PSTT (Primary Science Teaching Trust) Fellow: awarded science teacher of the year in 2017.
This year we are persuing the PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark)