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SCIENCE

Science
 
At Padstow School, our children are SCIENTISTS! We want our children to love science. We want them to have no limits to their ambitions and to grow up wanting to be astronauts, forensic scientists, toxicologists or microbiologists. We want our children to remember their science lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace the scientific opportunities they are presented with!
 
To achieve this, it involves exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. Stimulating and challenging experiences will help every child to secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary, as well as promoting a love and thirst for learning. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the Science National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
 
At Padstow School, Science topics are taught within each year group in accordance with the National Curriculum.
 
• Topics are blocked to allow children to focus on developing their knowledge and skills, studying each topic in depth.
 
• Every year group will build upon the learning from prior year groups therefore developing depth of understanding and progression of skills.
 
• Teachers promote enjoyment and foster interest of the scientific disciplines; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 
• Children explore, question, predict, plan, carry out investigations and observations as well as use their findings to draw conclusions. 
 
• Children present their findings and learning using science specific language, observations and diagrams.
 
• In order to support children in their ability to ‘know more and remember more’, there are regular opportunities to review the learning from in previous topics as well as previous lessons.
 
INTENT
 
To give every child a broad and balanced Science curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover what is around them, so they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

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