Fringford C of E Primary School, The Green, Fringford, Bicester OX27 8DY
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At Fringford C of E Primary School, we recognise that a high
quality science education provides pupils with the foundations for
understanding the world around them. Science has changed our lives and is vital
to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught essential aspects
of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Pupils are encouraged
to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of
excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Through a series of carefully
planned steps, pupils build up a body of essential knowledge and skills that can
be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and
- To develop
scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific
disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
- To 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.
- To be
equipped with the scientific knowledge and skills required to understand
the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
- To use
a range of methods to communicate their scientific knowledge including ICT,
diagrams, graphs, charts and reports.
- To develop
a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them
implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school and
gives full coverage of, ‘The National Curriculum programmes of study for
Science 2014’ and, ‘Understanding of the World’ in the Early Years
possible, Science is linked to class topics but it is taught as discrete
units and lessons where needed to ensure coverage.
plan to suit their children’s interests, current events, their own
teaching style, the use of any support staff and the resources available.
use precise questioning in class to test conceptual knowledge and skills,
and assess children regularly to identify those children with gaps in
learning, so that all children keep up.
teaching of Science involves adapting and extending the curriculum to
match all pupils’ needs.
for practical investigation are planned for in every unit and Working
Scientifically skills are embedded into lessons to ensure these skills are
being developed throughout the children’s school career.
build upon the learning and skill development of the previous years. As
the children’s knowledge and understanding increases, and they become more
proficient in selecting and using scientific equipment, collating and
interpreting results, they become increasingly confident in their growing
ability to come to conclusions based on real evidence.
- Children acquire the appropriate age related
knowledge and skills linked to the Science Curriculum, which enables them to make
good progress from their starting points.
develop a rich vocabulary which promotes their understanding of the world
around them and will enable them to articulate their understanding of
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