Science at Easton Primary School
Science is an exploratory subject which should foster enthusiasm and a passion for learning. Science is, by nature, an investigative subject, which we aim to encourage and develop across all age ranges. We aim to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We believe it is important to develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries, which will help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. We want our children to be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Our children will have the opportunity to do this through ‘hands on’ investigations and will be encouraged to ask questions that in turn will develop their understanding of scientific phenomena and how to investigate these.
At Easton Primary School, Science is taught 2 hours per week following the national curriculum overview of objectives. As the classes are organised in mixed year groups, science topics are cycled on a Long Term Plan to ensure curriculum coverage as the children move through the school.
While topics are taught from a Long Term Plan, teachers will use Medium Term and Short Term planning to deliver each science topic in depth with scientific enquiry at the heart of the topic. This means that children will understand the core aspects of the science they are learning while investigating and maintaining a curiosity for how the laws of science work while evidencing and explaining why this is. We aim to may science as practical as possible from Reception to Year 6 with deep questioning at the heart of our scientific approach.