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Intent

At Plymtree C of E Primary we develop the natural curiosity of our children, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities to learn in a practical and contextual way.

We equip our children with the skills and knowledge needed to understand the uses and implications of science both for today and for the future.

Implementation

We ensure our curriculum is progressive and relevant through ensuring high standards of teaching and learning.

Planning for Science involves all teachers, is linked to topics where possible, and ensures coverage of the NC14 and EYFS.

Science is taught weekly as a discrete subject and provides great opportunity for the design, implementation and evaluation of child-based enquiry.  We are linked with the TAPS project from PSST and Bath University and have been part of their research programme.

We encourage teachers to take the learning outside where possible.

Impact

Our fun, engaging, high-quality science education provides children with the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world. Our engagement with the local environment ensures that children learn through varied and first hand experiences of the world around them. Learning outside the classroom is embedded throughout the science curriculum. Through various workshops and trips, children have the understanding that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Children learn the possibilities for careers in science. From this exposure to a range of different scientists from various backgrounds, all children feel they are scientists and capable of achieving.

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