Rationale for Science at Abbotswood
Science is a key core subject of the curriculum. At Abbotswood Primary School, we aim to create a sense of excitement and passion about the subject. Our children thoroughly enjoy their Science lessons, especially practical, investigative work. We believe it is important for teachers to develop pupils’ curiosity, enjoyment, skills and a growing understanding of science knowledge through an approach whereby children raise questions and investigate the world in which they live. As well as teaching the foundational subject knowledge, we also teach our children key scientific enquiry skills. We encourage them to explain what is occurring, predict how things behave and analyse their findings. We want our children to remember their science lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace the scientific opportunities they are presented with.
How we teach Science at Abbotswood
Science lessons at Abbotswood are taught once a week and include plenty of opportunity for practical investigations. To coincide with British Science week, at Abbotswood we hold our own Science week. Here, the children have the opportunity to carry out various hands-on investigations and experiments, as well as watch fantastic science shows and take part in exciting, interactive science workshops with professional scientists! At the end of this week, we also invite parents to come in and take part in a 'Stay and Science' activity with the children. As well as this, we love to hold a Fizz Pop science club one term a year where children get the opportunity to continue the fun at an after-school club.
If you have any further questions about science at Abbotswood Primary, please feel free to contact Miss Smith, our Science leader.
How we assess Science at Abbotswood
We assess science termly using science AREs (Age Related Expectations). The AREs ensure we teach all objectives over the year (please see documents below). If a child hasn't achieved an objective, we aim to provide additional support to ensure gaps are filled.
Science Week 2019
Fizz Pop Science Afterschool Club