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 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. When planning in Nursery and Reception, we use the 'Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage 2021' and the non-statutory documents 'Development Matters 2021' and 'Birth to 5 Matters, 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 key stage 1 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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