Science

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all children develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of:-

  • Biology (Plants, Animals including Humans, Seasonal Changes, Living Things and their Habitats and Evolution and Inheritance);
  • Chemistry (Properties and Changes of Everyday Materials, Rocks and States of Matter); and
  • Physics (Seasonal Changes, Light, Forces and Magnetism, Sound, Electricity and Earth and Space),

We expect all of our children to develop the skills and knowledge to observe, experiment and interpret the world around them by cultivating a range of transferable skills. By working scientifically, the children will observe changes over time, classify and group, identify comparative and fair testing, seek patterns and research using primary and secondary sources.  To bolster the children’s scientific skills, we encourage enquiry and provide children with regular experiences of analysing data and effectively communicating their findings.

 

How Science is taught at Lacey Green Primary Academy:

  • Our lessons are built around the National Curriculum, which teachers use as the starting point for their lesson.
  • We then incorporate the ‘working scientifically’ element throughout the topics to offer a rich variety of investigations and experiences.
  • Alongside these, where possible, the work of inspirational scientists, both past and present, is woven into the curriculum at all stages.
  • Lastly, to support the above, the use of outdoor learning space, extra-curricular activities and visits from and to respected scientific institutions are used.