The acquisition of key scientific knowledge is an integral part of our science lessons. We enable children to learn and retain the important, useful and powerful vocabulary and knowledge contained within each unit. The progression of skills for working scientifically are developed through the year groups and scientific enquiry skills are of key importance within lessons. At Binley Woods, teachers create a positive attitude to science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in science.
Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of science involves the following;
- Children will learn using SNAP Science which is a clear comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.
- Children’s learning is clearly mapped out through the year groups with each unit of learning building upon previous science learning.
- Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply to their written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills.
- Children will use a range of resources to develop knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning and develop their understanding of working scientifically.
- Practical investigations are clearly planned for within each unit of learning to ensure that children are continually practising the skills that is required to be a scientist and also to ensure that children have an in depth understanding of what it means to work scientifically.
- Cross curricular links particularly with maths are clearly mapped out and planned within the curriculum.
- Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together, enabling them to question and become enquiry based learners.
- Teachers use a combination of quizzing and assessment for learning to track children’s progress and identify any gaps in knowledge.
- Where applicable links to Science will be made to develop the children’s thematic learning.