Science

At Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy, we believe in the importance of science: nurturing curiosity and creativity. Through a combination of investigative skills and practical activities, children will develop an understanding of the world in which we live, the journey of science and its importance for the future. We believe that building children’s science capital is vital to help broaden both experiences and opportunities for our pupils.

Science is commonly taught as part of each topic, although can be taught discretely when necessary.

Key Principles of Science:

Teaching and learning in science is successful at Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy when…

  • Children experience inspiring science which engages and motivates them
  • Children are catalysts in their own learning
  • Lessons link to the children’s lives and experiences to build science capital
  • All children can make new discoveries through practical investigations
  • Children are able to use and apply scientific vocabulary and skills effectively
  • There is a progression of skills across the school
  • Cross-curricular links are made to deepen understanding
  • Learning prompts as many questions as answers
  • Blooms Taxonomy is used to stretch and challenge and to develop scientific reasoning
  • Children have opportunities to work independently and collaboratively
  • Our outdoor environment is used as an effective tool for learning
  • A range of resources, such as IT, are used to enhance and support learning

Below is an overview of science taught at Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy:


Animals including HumansPlants

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes


Animals including HumansPlants

Everyday materials

Living things and their habitats


Animals including humansPlants

Rocks

Light

Forces and Magnets


Animals including humansLiving things and their habitats

States of matter

Electricity

Sound


Animals including humansLiving things and their habitats

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and space

Forces


Animals including humansLiving things and their habitats

Evolution and inheritance

Light

Electricity

Subject Leader/s

Miss P Bains

Impact

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