Science

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At Tree Tops Primary Academy, the teaching of Science encourages inquisitive thinking to enrich pupils’ curiosity in order to develop their understanding of the world around them. Acquiring knowledge and an understanding of scientific processes enables pupils to make links between Science in the classroom and its implications within today’s world, and importantly, the future.

Within an immersive environment, pupils develop scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated by written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings. Pupils have opportunities to explore, question and come to balanced conclusions; resulting in pupils who are motivated to discover and ask questions.

Aims:

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

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The impact of this curriculum design will lead to outstanding progress over time, across key stages, relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills.  Children will be able to remember more and do more. Through various workshops, trips and interactions with experts our Science curriculum will lead pupils to be enthusiastic science learners and understand that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. We want to empower our children so they understand they have the capability to change the world. This is evidenced in a range of ways, including pupil voice, their work and their overwhelming enjoyment for science. 

Each lesson will include live marking (as per the Marking and Feedback Policy). Homework is not formally set in science but knowledge activities (both written and abstract) are encouraged to enhance enrichment opportunities; these may take the form of (but not limited to) reading scientific books and watching / participating in science experiments. High quality teaching responds to the needs of children. An assessment grid (the foundation skills assessment) is used to formally record an overview of progress of each child.

Within our firm belief that knowledge is transferable, our pupils are given every opportunity to participate in a wide range of learning experiences beyond their classrooms.

Tree Tops Primary Academy has constructed a science curriculum that is designed to give all pills, particularly the disadvantaged, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.