Science is taught throughout the school. In all year groups we will support pupils in developing their own scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding. Through hands on investigations and experiments, they will understand the nature, processes and methods of science. Pupils will also learn about great scientists of the past, today’s new inventions and question what science in the future may look like.
Throughout KS2 pupils will acquire new knowledge and understanding of specific topics and get the chance to take part in experiments and investigations in order to develop their scientific mind. Pupils will learn and adopt scientific skills such as collecting data, sorting, classifying, measuring, researching and testing. Pupils will also be expected to pronounce and use key vocabulary and scientific language at an age-related expectation level.
Principles of Science
At Iver Village Junior School we believe Science is an exceptionally important subject. Our aim is that science will inspire our children to be inquisitive about the world and enable them to develop a range of skills that can be used across their learning. As well as learning about the theories of scientific concepts, children have the opportunity to take part in a variety of investigations to test these theories and to try to answer questions. At the end of their primary education, our children should have the ability to make informed decisions about new technologies, their health and the scientific opportunities around them. We believe that not only shall we be teaching the children their scientific knowledge, but also developing their scientific skills.
Examples of events linked to the Science Curriculum
Children have opportunities to carry out scientific investigations and we often have science afternoons dedicated to developing their enquiry skills. This enables the children to focus purely on the experimental aspect of science, rather than the recording aspect. Each year group also organises opportunities for children to participate in a range of visits to outside organisations in order to support them with the science curriculum. As well as this, Iver Village Junior School holds a dedicated Science Day each year when we invite outside organisations in to school to deliver assemblies and workshops linked to specific scientific topics.