INTENT: At All Saints we believe that a high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. The staff at All Saints ensure that all children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which includes allowing children to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills.
We have ensured that the Working Scientifically objectives are incorporated into the termly unit plans for Science through the use of Focussed Assessment Tasks. As much as possible, Science is explored by making close links to our local environment, visits from members of our local community and inspirational trips to locations further afield.
(to be developed in all lessons)
Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Sharing moments of awe and wonder at the natural world and scientific processes. Exploring and respecting different faiths and recognising that some people may have different views on evolution, space and other areas of the science curriculum.
Moral: Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Making links to global warming, habitat loss for living things around the world and recognising the impact people can have on the natural world.
Social: Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Exploring scientific opportunities in our local area, making links to farming, the countryside and the way in which we can support our communities through innovation and understanding.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
Watching as the water expands the fibres and forces the paper petals open.
Testing different types of paper and comparing results.