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Why is Science important at LPS?

Science is an important and valued subject because it is highly relevant; an integral part of daily life, from cooking and checking the weather, to recycling and nature walks.

Through science, our lives are changed for the better. We believe all pupils should be taught about the role that science plays in positive advancements, as well as scientific knowledge, methods and processes.

Advances in science are continuing to transform our world at lightning speed and we need to do our best to prepare our pupils for a future we can only imagine.

When is Science taught?

Science is taught through thematic units. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.

 

How is Science taught?

Science is taught through working scientifically (involving practical investigation, observation and application skills, enquiry and research) alongside specific taught subject knowledge. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

 

What do we learn about in Science?

‘Learning Means the World’ Curriculum

We learn about:-

Plants
Animals, including humans
Materials
Seasonal changes
Living things and their habitats
Light and heat
Forces and magnets
Sound
Electricity
Earth and space
Evolution and inheritance
Movement

How do we assess and monitor Science?

At LPS, assessment and monitoring of our subjects is used rigorously to gain an accurate understanding of individual children's progression and to identify any barriers for learning. Staff are well trained in assessing continuously throughout a topic, as well as using summative assessments to inform future planning and teaching.   Subject leaders use a range of monitoring techniques to ensure high impact and  quality of teaching in order to ensure all children are making progress. 

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