Trowell C of E Curriculum Vision - Science
At Trowell C of E, all aspects of school life centre around our four core values. These values are the backbone of the school. They encompass our expectations of all members of our school community, and our ultimate goal for all the children we teach. They can be seen in our relationships, expectations, routines, policies and our curriculum. The key aims of our curriculum are promoted through our Science curriculum in the following ways:
Through the science curriculum the children learn about how important it is to care and show respect for our planet.
Within group/investigative work children are taught to listen to the ideas of others and cooperate well with each other.
Parents/visitors who have expertise in the subject are encouraged to come into school and share this.
High expectations for scientific vocabulary taught from Year 1 onwards.
Children plan investigations and identify variables to conduct fair tests.
High expectations of presentation within this subject.
Lessons are adapted to support the inclusion of pupils with SEND so that they can learn alongside peers at a developmentally-appropriate level.
Children are given opportunities to present ‘end point’ learning in Science – ambition, independence and pride promoted.
Children have an opportunity to apply taught skills independently.
Children are encouraged to see the relevance of the subject and how it can be a career in the future.
Children are encouraged to be inquisitive and pose questions related to investigations.
Opportunities for an after school club to promote learning about science.
Believe We Can Do It
Children encounter significant scientists that have made an impact on the lives of others.
The value of scientists is recognised from across both genders and backgrounds.
Within lessons, provide opportunities for ‘hands-on’ experiences with a focus on investigations in Science.
Do The Right Thing
DARE programme for Year 6 identifies healthy living. From Reception healthy eating and living is promoted through lessons.
Safe and careful use of equipment during science lessons.
Children are taught to be global citizens through learning about how to care for the environment and reduce, reuse and recycle.