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At Lessness Heath, we strive to provide an engaging Science curriculum that enables our children to become inquisitive, forward thinking and analytical scientists. Our programme of study works hand in hand with our school's wider intent; it is holistic, current and relevant. We aim to give our pupils’ countless opportunities to explore and use their own initiative, helping them to learn from the world around us and gain a genuine interest in Science and the opportunities it presents them with in the future.

 

Our Science learning is focused around the core skills that scientists use every day in the real world and we aim to help our children to understand the importance of experimentation and enquiry. We strive to give our children meaningful, practical learning experiences whenever we can both in the classroom and throughout our extensive school grounds and beyond. For example, through our forest school and science garden, we provide outdoor opportunities for our children to collect data and analyse findings, helping them to draw conclusions and understand key scientific principles.

 

We aim for our children to become excellent scientists in a world in which Science and its implications become more and more important each day. Even if our children go on towards careers that are not rooted within a scientific background, a sound knowledge of Science and scientific method will be vital in an ever changing modern world, ensuring that they can be part of the wider global conversation and directly involved in shaping the world of tomorrow.

 

We aim for our children to become amazing scientists through:

 

  • Developing scientific vocabulary at every stage of their journey.
  • Asking questions and answering them together.
  • Investigating problems and thinking about the future.
  • Making observations of the world around them.
  • Using simple equipment accurately. 
  • Designing and carrying out their own investigations.
  • Making links between their learning and results - combining knowledge with their own conclusions.
  • Analysing results to answer questions or to support their findings.

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