Glebe Primary School

Science

Science teaches our pupils to acquire a way of thinking and working which can serve as a basis for understanding the world in which we live. It aims to stimulate pupils’ curiosity as to natural phenomena and supports them in gaining scientific knowledge. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to promote creative thinking, responsibility and independence.

Pupils learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science impacts the future on a local, national and global level. It aims to instil in our pupils a deep and lasting interest in science and provides them with an enjoyable experience.

Article 28 – Every child has the right to a good quality education.

Article 29 – Education should help children to develop their talents and abilities.

Faculty Leader

Emma Calderbank

Link Governor

Jeanette D’Costa and Ngozi Anajuba

Lessons

Pupils have ample opportunity both in science lessons and through cross curricular activities to engage in topics which explore biological, chemical and physical processes. Several units are often revisited in different year groups to allow pupils to explore topics in depth and to make clear links and progression between units of work. Scientific theories and important scientists are a part of what pupils learn during their lessons. Pupils are supported by the use of diagrams, key scientific vocabulary and a range of multimedia resources.

Working Scientifically

Working scientifically is embedded within our science curriculum. Pupils have a chance to develop their skills in observing, pattern-seeking, comparative and fair testing. They also have opportunities to strengthen their ability to ask scientific questions and design investigations which address these forms of enquiry. Pupils are taught to analyse and evaluate data and results and draw valid scientific conclusions.

Resources

Teaching and learning in science is enhanced by the use of a range of science resources. This includes equipment which pupils can use to conduct scientific investigations, along with a set of apparatus to support pupils in measuring and recording data more accurately.

Science Week

During British Science Week, our pupils benefit from learning about important scientists and scientific discoveries. Their research and learning during the week culminates in a science fair where pupils get a chance to present their work and find out about others’ projects.

Enrichment

The science curriculum is supported by a set of science-based trips in each year group. Pupils get the opportunity to enjoy workshops, attend museums where, abstract scientific concepts are often brought to life. They also benefit greatly from visits from outside groups and companies who provide pupils with a rich and practical experience.