To encourage a more lineal journey of scientific application and understanding, Science at Warren Park is being taught weekly. This ensures children develop a secure understanding of each key concept in order to progress. We aim to provide a science curriculum which:
- develops scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
- develops an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that children to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- ensures children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
- recognises the power of rational explanation and develops a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
- helps children understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
This journey and its subsequent planning, assessment, and tracking is aided by the use of a bespoke ‘Progression of Skills’ which combines the National Curriculum objectives as well as certain progressive statements from the Hampshire ‘Key Skills’ document. Knowledgeable teachers ensure Science is taught as a subject in its own right and opportunities within the wider curriculum are maximised in order to develop, use and apply scientific ideas and understanding. Through a broad range of theoretical and practical learning, children will build a body of knowledge that will encourage them to question scientific theories and concepts, and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity regarding scientific analysis and discovery.
Children at Warren Park have the unique opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge, and analyse their practical discoveries in The Outdoor Classroom. This learning space provides children with the chance to channel their excitement with a ‘hands on’ approach which subsequently ensures they use a number of scientific methods to predict, analyse and understand their fields of study.
Children will gain a good understanding of Science and will demonstrate the associated skills such as prediction, enquiry and analysis. Children will achieve well through:
- regular teacher assessment
- continued development of core skills
- self-awareness and the ability to analyse and question the results of their enquiries