Roach Vale Primary School

Roach Vale, Colchester, Essex CO4 3YN

01206 861324

admin@roachvale.essex.sch.uk

 

Intent

 

  • To ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential in science
  • To build a solid foundation of scientific knowledge and skills
  • To allow pupils to achieve their scientific aspirations and to consider science careers
  • To gain an understanding of scientific processes and an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
  • To increase the children’s enthusiasm, confidence and overall understanding of key scientific concepts and understanding of the world around them – their Science Capital
  • To link Science to the school calendar to enable pupils to become inspiring and global citizens e.g. Women in Science (International Women’s Day), Reducing Plastic Waste (Plastic Free July), Bikeability and Travel Tracker (Sustainable Transport), Litter Picking (Community Week)

 

In KS1 pupils explore the world around them – the materials, plants, animals, animal habitats and the seasons.  They have opportunities to work scientifically using magnifying glasses, timers etc. and make good use of the local environment.  In Lower Key Stage 2, pupils are given a range of scientific experiences to enable them to raise their own questions about the world around them – they look at rocks, magnets, light, electricity, sound, different states of matter, as well as revisiting materials, plants, animals and animal habitats.  In Upper Key Stage 2 pupils use their science experiences to explore ideas, raise different kinds of questions and to plan science experiments to answer scientific questions.  They look at Earth and Space, Forces, Materials, Habitats, Light, Evolution and Electricity. 

 

This learning will be enriched through engaging and inspiring books (in line with our vocabulary rich curriculum https://roachvaleprimary.co.uk/our-children/curriculum-1/curriculum-information) to help pupils develop their vocabulary and love for learning.