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A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. At Tweeddale Primary School we aim to develop an enjoyable and positive attitude towards science that willA high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world.  Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.  At Tweeddale Primary School we aim to develop an enjoyable and positive attitude towards science that will instil the curiosity and excitement of scientific discovery.  Our teachers present science in ‘hands on’ contexts, which are relevant to the children’s experiences and allows them to develop their skills, knowledge and vocabulary through working scientifically. These ‘hands on’ activities provide opportunities for scientific discussion, and for pupils to ask questions, hypothesise, find out and explain.   

 

At Tweeddale Primary School science is taught either as a discrete subject or where relevant as part of a topic.  In Nursery and Reception, we follow the Early Years Outcomes (DfE 2013), supporting children to meet the Early Learning Goals.  Activities are developed around the children’s interests, giving them opportunities to find out about the world they live in.   

 

In KS1 and 2 we follow the Kent Primary Science scheme of work for science.  Children have opportunities to develop scientific knowledge and skills.   Children follow lines of scientific enquiry through observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing; and researching using secondary sources.   

 

 

 


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