At Corby Glen Community Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality science education which provides the foundations for understanding the world. Our children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science and are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them
In science lessons our children will learn how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and will analyse causes.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all children:
As children progress through the school, we aim that each child secures understanding of each key block of knowledge and concepts before progressing to the next stage so that they don't build their learning on misconceptions or have difficulties in understanding more challenging content.
We teach our children technical terminology so that they can use it accurately and precisely. We also find links with their mathematical knowledge, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.
Our children learn how to work scientifically in each strand of science we teach and in each year group. Here we focus on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that children learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. Children will enquire through: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources. They will find answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data.
We aim to support children's oracy skills in science by encouraging using scientific vocabulary and articulating scientific concepts clearly and precisely. We support them in making their thinking clear, both to themselves and others.