Science policy 2020

Progression of skills in Science

Intent Statement

At Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School and Nursery, we want our children to
be naturally curious about the world around them. Our curriculum has been
developed by staff to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and to
foster a sense of wonder about natural phenomena.

We are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and challenging
learning environment where children are encouraged to develop and use a
range of working scientifically skills including questioning, researching and observing for ourselves. We promote and celebrate these skills. We want our children to have a broad vocabulary so scientific language is to be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across key stages.
We intend to provide all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class,
aptitude or disability with a broad and balanced science curriculum.

Children have weekly lessons in Science throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, using various programmes of study and resources. In Early years, science is taught through the children learning about the world around them in their learning through play.

We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their
skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.