Science

Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena.         

At Reculver CE Primary School, Science aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Our children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level.

Reculver’s objectives and aims of teaching Science are to enable children to have opportunities to:

  • Develop interest and enjoyment in Science
  • Develop understanding of key scientific concepts and skills
  • Enable pupils to communicate scientific ideas effectively through the use of relevant scientific language
  • Plan, implement, conclude and evaluate scientific investigations using equipment correctly. This also includes relevant ICT equipment.
  • Develop awareness as to how science influences and affects our everyday lives.
  • Develop use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) within science

 

SCIENCE CURRICULUM

Foundation Stage

In Reculver’s Foundation Stage, Science is taught through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum framework. Relevant development matters cover designated topics.

Key Stages 1 and 2

Throughout Lower, Middle and Upper School, the knowledge and skills with the New Curriculum are met through integrating the ‘Kent Scheme of Work’ into our ‘Inspire’ Curriculum. A range of ‘Inspire’ topics are studied within each year group during each academic year, with the five ‘Kent Scheme’ units being integrated into the topics, or in some cases taught as stand-alone units.

At Reculver, Science is taught in collaboration with our Inspire Curriculum, whilst using the Kent based Science scheme to support an inform Teachers’ planning.

Our Teachers use a range of strategies during science teaching, including:

  • Investigative enquiry
  • Questioning
  • Illustrative enquiry
  • Exploration

Reculver children should be given the opportunity to investigate and answer scientific questions, using a range of data, which may be obtained through practical investigations. They should participate in practical investigations, and present their results either verbally or in written form.

Teachers use a range of strategies during science teaching, including:

  • Investigative enquiry
  • Questioning
  • Illustrative enquiry
  • Exploration

Children should be given the opportunity to investigate and answer scientific questions, using a range of data, which may be obtained through practical investigations. They should participate in practical investigations, and present their results either verbally or in written form.

EXTRA CURRICULAR & PROMOTION OF SCIENCE

There are opportunities for children to participate in science-based trips to the yearly jamboree at Pfizer, as well as our new Science Club which has been set up. At the club, children will be working towards an award for completely a range of exciting investigations. Last year, a group of children participated in a live contact with the astronaut Tim Peake, as well as competitions about rockets, the colour spectrum and skittles! Further competitions are planned for this academic year.