Our Science Curriculum Intent
At Stockton on the Forest Primary School, we recognise Science as a core subject due to its huge impact on human lives in the past, present and future.
At Stockton on the Forest Primary we:
We use enquiry-based learning to develop pupils’ scientific knowledge. Sessions mostly begin with a question to promote scientific thinking and allows pupils to apply prior knowledge. Across the year, pupils have opportunities to develop skills in the following areas:
When planning, teachers use a range of resources alongside the programmes of study in the National Curriculum which include (but is not limited to): STEM learning, Explorify, The Ogden Trust, Primary Science Teaching Trust – Bright ideas and Terrific Scientific (BBC).
All staff use high-quality teaching and make use of explicit instruction, cognitive and metacognitive strategies, scaffolding, flexible grouping and technology to ensure a supportive environment for all pupils, without exception.
At the start of each unit, teachers use a range of assessment techniques to ascertain pupils’ current attainment and skill level, and adapt planning where necessary. This continues throughout the unit, including addressing any identified misconceptions or misuse of vocabulary. At the end of the unit, teachers assess current skill and knowledge to inform future planning.