Our Science Intent
At Two Mile Ash, it is our intent to develop a natural curiosity in the world around us, revelling in its wonders and as such, inspiring our children to become the next generation of scientists. We follow a systematic, investigative approach to learning across the biological, chemical and physical aspects, following and embracing the National Curriculum. Pupils are introduced to, and will develop, skills that allow them to pose questions, experiment and draw conclusions based on their findings. We believe that developing enquiring minds is key to developing a love of science. As a result, each year group are taught the skills to investigate through a progression of working scientifically statements that build on previous years.
These are embedded through continual practise in a wide variety of experiments that often create a sense of awe and wonder. Science knowledge and understanding is another key aspect of our curriculum and it is important that children gain an in depth understanding of each topic, using the correct scientific vocabulary as well as being able to apply their understanding to real world experiences and events.
We believe that taking science outside of the classroom environment promotes a greater desire to engage and promotes independent learning. At Two Mile Ash, we encourage this by providing a breadth of opportunities such as discussions with scientists, science competitions and STEM fair opportunities, science excursions, after school science clubs and becoming science leaders for the school. Through this wide variety of experiences and curriculum lessons we aim to inspire children to have healthier lifestyles and promote a culture of building a more sustainable environment that helps to look after our planet for future generations to come.
Challenge in Science
Many topics within our curriculum deal with ideas, so challenges (activities, questions etc) relate to linking these to our every day lives. There is also an emphasis on explaining the why behind scientific concepts, not just the what. Misconceptions are also challenged within each lesson through starter statements which are also used to assess prior learning. As children progress through the curriculum, the expectation for them to apply their working scientifically knowledge increases, resulting in pupils being able to independently plan a scientific investigation (by the end of Year 6.)
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