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We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st century.  At Emley First School, our intention is to ensure that the teaching of science develops in children an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the environment. 

Through Science lessons, all children cover the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. They will learn how to work scientifically through asking and answering scientific questions, investigating, evaluating findings and presenting them in different ways. They will use IT effectively in science activities and presentations. It is essential that opportunities are provided to relate their science work to the real world and begin to consider the uses and implications for today and the future.

Throughout the teaching of Science, we aim to enable pupils to develop a keen interest in science and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Pupils will understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will develop, and analyse causes.

The teaching of Science is implemented through a range of practical and research-based learning experiences along with a combination of whole class and group based activities. Where appropriate, links are made with other curriculum areas, promoting cross-curricular work to deepen understanding and providing opportunities for application of knowledge. The opportunity to deepen scientific knowledge, understanding and skills through use of the outdoor environment is a key aspect of implementing our science teaching and learning at Emley First School.

A range of methods are used to monitor the impact of Science teaching and learning at Emley First School school, including the discussion and marking of work, pupil voice, internal and external moderation of work, lesson observations, book looks, use of formative assessments and Y6 data collection from the Middle Schools in relation to past pupils. 

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