Learning through Science at Greenleas
Science at our school aims to stimulate and excite pupil’s curiosity about the world in which we live.
We aim to develop positive attitudes to Science by engaging children in practical activities which develop their skills in enquiry, investigation, measurement and evaluation.
We want our pupils to recognise the importance and impact that Science has on our everyday lives and also learn about Scientists and their key scientific discoveries. Through this we hope to foster a love of Science and a desire to ask deeper questions about the world around them.
Curriculum overviews are available to look at on this page., for F2 science please see their topic overview.
In Year 1 & 2, and 5 & 6 we teach science separately to each year band. In year 3 & 4 it is taught as a 2 year rolling programme.
At Greenleas, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond. It is our intent that children at our school will develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through the different types of enquiry enabling children to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
Through using the planning matrices from ASE, progression maps and teachers planning, lessons will provide the opportunity for progression across the school, from EYFS through to year 6. This will ensure children will move on to their next stage of education equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We also aim to provide children with knowledge of different careers in science, showing them that this is an achievable option for them in the future if they desire.
Working scientifically skills are built upon and developed throughout children’s time at the school. Children are encouraged to ask questions and apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts.