Science

At Ash Green, we believe that teaching and learning in Science should stimulate and excite children’s curiosity about the world around them. It provides first hand experiences and support for children to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and discuss science through collaboration. Starting from the views already held, children are given the opportunity to have their views challenged, to change their views and ultimately improve their understanding. A planned range of practical experiences set in meaningful contexts helps to develop a range of investigative skills and allows children to take risks and learn from their mistakes, developing them into independent learners.

We teach Science weekly and follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study. We also run a Science club for Year 4 children and have an annual Science week to raise the profile of Science amongst the pupils.

The teaching of Science is planned to help develop the key scientific skills of:

  • Asking questions
  • Hypothesising and predicting
  • Planning and carrying out a range of investigations
  • Using equipment correctly
  • Observing and measuring
  • Recording data
  • Presenting results in a variety of ways, including the use of ICT
  • Comparing and evaluating results, looking for patterns
  • Drawing conclusions

 

We believe that through developing key scientific skills pupils should acquire knowledge and understanding of:

  • Life processes and living things
  • Materials and their properties
  • Physical processes

 

In addition, Science provides the opportunity for children to develop the following cross-curricular skills:

  • Communication in a variety of contexts through promoting the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. (research skills)
  • Application of number through the use of weights and measures, handling data, estimating and predicting
  • Use of ICT to measure, record, present and interpret data where appropriate
  • Working cooperatively with others
  • Problem solving
  • Independent individual thinking as they follow a line of enquiry

 

Click here to read our full Science policy.

Follow the links below to view the Science curriculum for each year group:

Science Curriculum Year 1

Science Curriculum Year 2

Science Curriculum Year 3

Science Curriculum Year 4

Science Curriculum Year 5

Science Curriculum Year 6