Intent:

The intention of our curriculum is to provide a broad, balanced and knowledge rich education which ensures every child is offered challenging and engaging learning experiences with Christian values at their heart. 

Our main aims are to:

  • Live: Ensure pupils are prepared for the next stage of their education
  • Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons
  • Learn: Develop independent, confident and successful learners

Implementation:

Pupils are encouraged to broaden and deepen knowledge whilst showing a positive attitude to learning. The intent is implemented predominantly through subject leaders who structure and deliver progressive learning within their subject area.

Live: Pupils are prepared for the next stage of their education Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons Learn: Independent, confident & successful learners
In the classroom To excite children about science & the scientific understanding of our universe through multimedia teaching & learning experience.

Adults use open ended questions to challenge & lead students thinking ensuring that misconceptions are dealt with at an early stage.

Recognise that science has the means to help our community to develop & improve.

Adults model activities & thinking for children.

To encourage science through working scientifically & to provide the widest variety of means of understanding a concept using a full range of teaching aids.

Pupils have time to reflect & use mistakes as a learning opportunity.

Out of the classroom Raise pupil’s awareness of science in the world around them through links with outside agencies such as Dendrite, upper schools, rotary club. Extra curricular trips & experiences with external providers eg The Big Bang Fair (NEC), Space Centre (Leicester), Race to the line & others. Challenging activities through homework tasks.

Pupils are asking the questions & make choices in enquiries.

Impact:

Pupils achieve academically, are ready for their next steps in education and have high aspirations for their future.

Live: Pupils are prepared for the next stage of their education Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons Learn: Independent, confident & successful learners
Pupils are prepared through classroom & out of classroom activities for the next year’s challenges.

Building on previous years skills & knowledge.

Pupils are motivated & engaged in science through practical “hands on” activities.

There is equal access for all.

Pupils make good progress over the four years.

Pupils will have the confidence to challenge themselves.

Principles of Science Teaching

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