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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

Science

Intent

The intent of the science curriculum, is to provide a high quality science education for pupils at Etz Chaim. The intent is to provide pupils with a strong understanding of the world around them. By building on their understanding of the subject, the children will acquire specific skills sets and knowledge to think scientifically, understand scientific processes and how these are implemented in the world around them. The topics covered in the curriculum are revisited and developed with further detail in their study as they progress through each Key Stage. This allows the children to build on the pre-existing knowledge and further develop skills sets in observation, planning and scientific investigative work.

 

Implementation

The Science Curriculum is implemented through good quality teaching and learning experiences. These experiences  show clear progression of the subject across each key stage and science topic. Children are exposed to a multitude of key specialist vocabulary and embed the curriculum areas through enquiry-based learning. Science is further reiterated through the use of continuous provision for both independent and group learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. To supplement the learning of science, children have access to a wide range of resources to further develop their knowledge, understanding  and engagement with both science as a subject and scientific enquiry skill sets. Pupils are provided with opportunities for cross curricular learning through the IPC as well as in English and mathematics. Pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in a school wide Science week, school visitors around the science topic who come to speak, and some trips relating to science throughout the academic year.

 

Impact

Impact can be seen in the following areas:

  • Achievement of age related expectations for most pupils by the end of the year and at the end of each Key Stage
  • Children are able to explain both their science knowledge and the processes of scientific enquiry.
  • An understanding of where science fits in to the wider world around them
  • A development of a wide range of skills sets relating to science and scientific enquiry
  • Progression of scientific knowledge throughout their schooling
  • Retention of key vocabulary relating to science topics.

 

Science Fair

We celebrated our first Science Fair.  The aim was to allow the children to explore their curiosity, experiencing some of the joy and wonders that science can inspire. The children brought in such amazing displays of the experiments they had done at home and what they had discovered. All the classes and parents were invited to share their learning. We can’t wait for the next one!
 
WOW! The children enjoyed going to different classrooms to watch members of staff show them a WOW science experiment! Staff and pupils had such fun, we will definitely do it again!
 
To enrich the science enquiry and investigation part of the curriculum we set a competition for all classes. The children were divided into groups and each group had to make the most efficient boat which would hold many pebbles and stay afloat! The winning boat from each class was entered into the final. All the classes watched as some boats sank… Well done to the winning boats from Year 6 and Year 4!
 
Science Squad
This year, six KS2 children were chosen to be Etz Chaim’s Science Squad! This was a new role this year and involved  responsibilities such as, helping set up the science fair,  running science competitions, helping lead assemblies. Writing for the Walk to School leaflet, checking the science resources in school  and helping the teachers to improve and maximise opportunities for scientific learning within our school.  As our Year 6 ’Squadies’ are now leaving us we want to thank them for all they have done and wish them lots of luck. We will be advertising for new members for our Squad - look out for the application details next term!

 

 

Please click here to see the curriculum coverage Year 1 of 2 year cycle

Please click here to see the curriculum coverage Year 2 of 2 year cycle

Please click here to view our Progression Document