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Ambergate Primary School
Adopted: July 2017 by P&C Committee
To be reviewed: July 2020
Primary science aims to develop an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to problems. This can be encouraged by;-
We aim to equip children with an understanding of scientific concepts and a sound basis of scientific knowledge.
We give children opportunities to practice and acquire scientific skills as identified in the National Curriculum. These run alongside the Critical skills and dispositions that form the basis of our teaching and learning.
Continuity and progression
The curriculum framework promotes progression through school. Planning and record keeping enables staff to track coverage and attainment.
Children are assessed at the end of each unit and records are passed on through school.
All children have the opportunity to participate in science. The curriculum is differentiated to enable all children to have access.
The resources are stored centrally in the quiet room. Extra materials are provided as required.
Safety in science
The practical nature of science requires staff and children to be aware of the safety issues and to take account of potential hazards.
Pupils should be taught to be alert and act responsibly.
The role of the Headteacher.
The Head teacher has overall responsibility for all curriculum areas.
The Head teacher provides adequate resources through the school budget.
The Head teacher works with staff to monitor science provision within school.
The role of the co-ordinator.
At Ambergate school all staff share the responsibility of co-ordinating science. We are a small staff so in order to have a meaningful and efficient system of monitoring evaluation and review, science is reviewed at a staff meeting as required.