Science

Our aim

At Sea Mills Primary we aim to provide pupils with the knowledge that science is not an esoteric subject, but that science has a real relevance to the outside world. A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Skills

At Sea Mills Primary school our aims in Science are to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

How often

Science is taught throughout our school with clear progression appropriate to the age and stage of the child.  Our curriculum at Sea Mills has been created to support the teaching of Science for all children aged 2-11.  This encompasses the requirements for Science as set out in the National Curriculum 2014.  Terms 1, 3 and 5 have a stronger Science focus. During these terms, classes spend more time over the week completing investigations and ensuring that the National curriculum has appropriate coverage.

For an overview of our learning in Science this term, please visit our individual class pages.

How you can help at home

  • Question your children when they notice changes
  • Discuss with them the changing seasons and why they happen
  • Encourage your children to experiment with different textures and materials.
  • Sort and classify objects according to their differences and similarities.

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