At Graveney Primary School, our intent is to provide a curriculum that inspires children to think scientifically, ask and answer scientific questions as well as being able to plan, conduct and record scientific investigations with increasing independence. We aim to develop children’s enjoyment and interest in science and appreciate its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. The children will learn through hands-on experiences and then be able to apply the knowledge they have gained to real life situations and experiences. Throughout the year, children’s scientific skills will be developed through receiving carefully structured and planned lessons, which allow all children to have memorable learning experiences, regardless of their starting point. Science will be taught in the EYFS stage through the ‘Understanding the World’ strand of the EYFS curriculum, but they will similarly benefit from some cross-curricular links.
Scientific knowledge, the progression of skills and use of appropriate scientific vocabulary are they key focusses throughout the carefully structured Science lessons that we teach at Graveney Primary School.
Formative teacher assessment forms the basis of science assessment at Graveney Primary School. Teachers provide feedback both during and after the lesson. We find that verbal feedback in the moment is the most effective way to address any misconceptions however books are marked regularly especially where it hasn’t been possible to speak to pupils during the lesson. Teachers assess formatively using verbal questioning, observations of children whilst participating in investigations and practical activities, as well as through their marking of children’s work in their books.
As a result of our teaching you will see: