We will encourage our pupils to be inquisitive about natural phenomena and to be excited by the process of understanding the world around them throughout their time at Newark Hill Academy. Science will be taught as a separate lesson but will be linked to our Topic work where appropriate. We believe Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills, and positive attitudes.
Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop key knowledge identified by each year group which is informed by the National Curriculum and develop progressive skills. Scientific terminology will be introduced each lesson and knowledge will be built upon throughout the school. Pupils will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics.
Pupils will be encouraged to work scientifically and will able to carry out simple tests and experiments using equipment and to gather and record data about the world around them. We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills- based focus, and that knowledge can be taught through this. Whilst at Newark Hill Primary Academy, children will learn about plants, animals including humans, materials, seasonal change, habitats, rocks, light, forces, states of matter, sound, electricity, earth and space and evolution and inheritance.
Pupils will be equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. The school’s approach to Science takes account of school’s own context, ensuring access to people with specialist expertise and places of scientific interest as part of the school’s commitment to learning outside the classroom.
Through STEM learning cross curricular opportunities are also identified, mapped and planned to ensure contextual relevance. We will also have dedicated science days throughout the year.
National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study:
Our Science Coordinator is Miss Bibi
See the documents attached for Planning and Progression of Skills in Science.