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Science

Science at Green Gates is exploratory and investigative. Children are provided with stimulating questions to explore, which creates a sense of excitement and curiosity - a fundamental aspect of science learning. We aim to develop a passion for science and a lifelong interest in the subject.

Intent

As a school, we aim to:
- Support children to develop an understanding of the process and methods of Science by providing a range of Scientific enquiries, investigations and questions to help them explore the world around them;
- Develop and nurture our children’s curiosity by not only following the National Curriculum, but also following their questions and interests to hopefully develop a love, passion and appreciation for Science;
- Develop pupils’ understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information;
- Equip children with the knowledge required to use and implement Science today, tomorrow and for their futures.

Implementation - EYFS

In the EYFS, there are engaging, stimulating and fun exploratory areas of provision that run through the whole classroom (inside and outside). Children are encouraged to learn scientifically and
independently; creating their own experiments related to their current learning. Teachers will facilitate learning through questions that will trigger curiosity and in turn trigger children to explore key areas of provision.

Implementation - Key Stage One / Two

Science is taught in units as a discrete subject. We follow the ‘Thinking, Doing, Talking Science’ model which focuses on the development of challenging, practical and interactive primary science lessons. Teachers enable their pupils to think and talk about Scientific concepts through dedicated discussion times. They provide pupils with a wide range of opportunities for creative investigations and problem solving and they focus on pupils’ recording so there is always time for practical Science.

Children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.

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