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Science

 

At Kettlefields, we understand the important role science plays in our everyday lives as well as our ever developing world.

 

We strive to develop: independent, confident and inquisitive scientists who are motivated to explore and question our world and beyond.

 

By stimulating our pupils with fun and engaging activities, we will equip them with the skills, fluency, capital and resilience they need to be able to understand, explain and draw conclusions about the world today and prepare them for the future.

 

We endeavour to link science to other areas including: other curriculum subjects, texts, learning topics and life beyond school.

 

We want children to see the importance of creating and sustaining links with others to share knowledge across the science community. We will encourage this through paired and group working, developing links with members of the community and other experts beyond.

 

We know science is good when we:

* Have wow moments
* Use suitable resources
* Link our learning (to books, other topics, the world around us and real life)
* Enjoy learning and learn from mistakes and wrong answers
* Make links with and learn from other scientists
* Explain
* Create and test our own questions and ideas
* Join in hands on activities
* Communicate with our learning team

 

 

 

PSQM

 

At Kettlefields we have been working towards the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). We are due to submit in March 2022.

 

As part of the Primary Science Quality Mark, we have worked with pupils, staff, governors and parents to shape our vision of science at Kettlefields. We wrote an action plan to improve subject leadership, teaching and learning and wider opportunities in science.

 

We have worked hard to improve the primary science curriculum, ensuring children across the school regularly take part in the 5 types of science enquiry:

  • Identifying, classifying and grouping
  • Research using secondary sources
  • Observing over time
  • Comparative and fair testing
  • Pattern seeking

 

Staff have had access to quality CPD to improve teaching and learning in science.

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