OPEN DAY: Friday 17th November 2023.
Beetham CE Primary School
Stanley Street, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7AS
At Beetham C of E Primary School we intend to recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. We give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupil’s knowledge and understanding of our world and with developing the skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of our children, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. We intend to build a Science curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and enables children to become enquiry based learners.
Our implementation is developed through secure understanding of the curriculum and subject area.
In EYFS early Science skills and knowledge are developed through the areas of
Topics are planned to cover all areas of learning, additionally there are opportunities for learning to be directed by children’s interests.
In Key Stages 1 and 2 topic teaching is used to progress children’s knowledge and skills so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Each Key Stage has a long-term plan with a Science topic planned for every half term over the course of the year. At the beginning of each topic children are able to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the program of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points.
Throughout all year groups the school grounds and the local area are fully utilised to provide extensive opportunities for first hand experiences and learning outside of the classroom.
In EYFS, achievements are evidenced through the individual children’s Tapestry Learning Journals. In Key Stages 1 and 2 outcomes in books evidence a broad and balanced curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. The children also develop an appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider scientific context.
Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the EYFS and National Curriculum but also to prepare them to be competent, inquisitive scientists beyond primary education.