SCIENCE PROGRESSION DOCUMENT 2022-2023
VISION & PRINCIPLES
Reception: Paige & Teddy
Year 1: Arthur & Harry
Year 2: Oliver & Alys
Year 3: Alfie & Olivia
Year 4: Mia & Seb
Year 5: Chris & Charlotte
Year 6: Diego & Amelia
SCIENCE IN ACTION
Our science curriculum offers children the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, to stimulate interest and curiosity in the world around them and to think critically about the explanations and ideas put forward. We believe that practical science work really engages children and helps them to enjoy the subject.
The development of skills is acquired through a range of scientific enquiry following the National Curriculum requirements of study at KS1 and KS2, taught through the creative curriculum, and monitored by class teachers and the science subject leader.
Science activities at the Foundation Stage are part of the Early Learning Goals, mainly in the area of “Understanding the World”. Emphasis will be placed on exploring scientific concepts through play such as floating and sinking, treasure baskets and observing the natural world including animals and plants.
The science curriculum will also contribute to the wider aims of primary education as taught through the creative curriculum. Science will also offer a range of contexts for the development of literacy and mathematical skills. ICT will be used as and when appropriate.
PRIMARY SCIENCE QUALITY MARK (PSQM)
We are currently working on a one-year school improvement programme for primary science.
Our aim is to give science a higher profile in school and raise the quality of science across the whole school. We want teacher and children to enjoy their science lessons!
We will be looking at our current provision and developing it so we can sustain the progress made from EYFS to Year 6. The impact of this will show that children make good progress, build on and consolidate their knowledge and skills, develop positive attitudes about science and its value to their lives and globally.
What our children think about Science at Copp...
"I enjoyed learning about materials and how they felt." (Harry Year 1)
"I enjoyed using torches to test the materials to see if they were transparent or opaque." (Arthur Year 1)
"We went outside and built a stick house." (Paige Reception)
"I liked collecting sticks and making a house." (Teddy Reception)
"Science is creative, fun and interesting." (Olivia Year 3)
"I like science because you do experiments which are exciting." (Seb Year 4)
"I like science because you do a lot of fun experiments." (Chris Year 5)
"I like science because we learn about how to keep our bodies healthy and do lots of experiments." (Amelia Year 6)
The Big Garden Birdwatch 2023
We have been taking part in the The Big Garden Birdwatch for the RSPB. This provides a snapshot in time so the RSPB can keep track of the UK's bird populations.
As part of our homework, all classes were asked to take part in this project and record the birds that landed in our gardens. Some children made bird feeders, draw the birds they observed, counted the birds, learned about the different types of birds they can and made bird crafts.
Here are some photos of our learning!