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Science at Linaker Primary School

We follow the requirements of the National Curriculum in science.

Teaching is planned to make links to prior learning and across the curriculum where appropriate. 

All Year 1-6 pupils have regular teaching of science. Within science lessons, children will be taught scientific knowledge, science investigation and science enquiry through structured, well-prepared lessons that are clearly differentiated and structured to challenge all children. Children are encouraged to be risk takers and to be reflective, developing a positive attitude to the world around them. Children are encouraged to recognise rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.  Children's vocabulary will develop each year as they progress through the science curriculum. 

Nursery and reception pupils will also engage in structured science activities while progressing through the EYFS curriculum.

Children are taught how science has changed our lives (while making links to other curriculum areas) and is vital to the world's future prosperity. 

Science is taught weekly.Teachers incorporate opportunities to assess prior learning and frequent pauses to recap on knowledge and vocabulary taught to date.  They plan to revisit topics already taught at a later point in the year – ensuring that children are knowing more, remembering more and understanding more.

Enrichment

Children have opportunities to enhance their personal development through some of our enrichment clubs here at school. The clubs with distinct links to the Science curriculum are detailed below.

Assessment

Assessment is ongoing within the Linaker Science curriculum. This is done consistently through the use of our Memory Masters quizzes and frequent recaps of prior learning. At the end of each topic, children are assessed against their understanding and knowledge of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum.

How can I help my child at home?

We experience science from a very early age and it’s helpful to talk about what they can see, hear, smell, feel about the world around them.

For example:

How the trees change with the seasons.

What causes the weather to change.

Growth – how babies change as they grow; how a young pet grows; how seeds change to plants.

Cooking – why do the ingredients change in the bowl/oven/freezer?

What happens to my food when I eat?

Holidays – how does the aeroplane fly?

Toys – why do the cars roll? How can I slow them down?

Talk about science in the news – space exploration, medical innovation, environmental changes.

Our Linaker Science Intent, Implementation and Impact Statements

Below is our Science Curriculum Statement document containing our statements for the '3 Is' for Science at Linaker. These statements state how our Science curriculum will look, how we will implement it and what impact we aspire to see from the teaching and learning of Science at our school.

The progression of Science at Linaker Primary School from EYFS to Year 6

Below you will find a document which outlines the curriculum for each year group. This document shows the coverage and knowledge progression from EYFS to Year 6. Here at Linaker, we aim to teach 'Sticky Knowledge' in each year. This is knowledge that is key and we aspire for it to be retained by the children. It will equip them with the knowledge they need to build upon in future years and to aid them in their future lives to understand the World around them.

How Science looks at Linaker

Below you will find examples of our Science knowledge organisers. Knowledge organisers are a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that pupils need about a unit of work or a curriculum subject. They can be a really clear and easy way for parents to be more aware of what their children are learning at primary school and thus to support them.

Sharing Our Science

Below are links that feature some ‘Wow’ examples of the learning in Science that takes place here at Linaker, feel free to take a look!

Enrichment Opportunities

Science is a key part of many of our enrichment clubs. In particular, Science is a key element of the following clubs, feel free to explore what takes place in our weekly sessions!

Celebrating British Science Week at Linaker

Each year here at Linaker, we take part in British Science Week. It is a time of year that we all really look forward to. We start things off with an incredible assembly filled with exciting scientific demonstrations and experiments, we then spend a whole week on scientific learning. The last British Science Week theme was ‘Journeys’ and each year group came up with fascinating and creative ways to explore this theme in their science work! Take a look…

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