Our Science subject leader is Miss Ion
At Upperby Primary School we aim to develop our pupils as scientists, we want them to enjoy the subject and remember the exciting science in school. We aim to ensure that our pupils recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of our daily lives and the range of different career opportunities using science skills. We aim to increase their knowledge and understanding of our world, developing the skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry and endeavour to provide them with the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills. By developing their natural curiosity, we encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities to be reflective and critical of evidence.
To enable our pupils to reach their full potential, we cover the objectives set out in the Programmes of Study in the National Curriculum. We promote the importance of an investigative approach through regular ‘hands on’ experiences. Children work scientifically during lessons and work collaboratively developing skills and investigating different concepts and ideas. This encourages resilience, determination, perseverance, communication, collaboration and questioning. We mix the content knowledge and investigation skills needed to solve Science problems and make decisions and predictions based on what they have learned. Our lessons also allow our pupils to practise their Mathematics and English whilst developing their reasoning and problem solving skills. By linking Science concepts to everyday life, our pupils can understand the world around them in a scientific way. This will enable pupils to have transferable skills across other subject disciplines, without impacting on the collection of specific scientific knowledge and skills, ensuring that pupils retain knowledge that will readily prepare them for secondary school.
The pupils are assessed against the performance descriptors for each year groups which have been carefully mapped out ensuring the skills in Science are progressive. Assessment information is used to inform further curriculum developments and provision is adapted accordingly. The subject leader monitors assessments and provides support for staff to ensure continued progress.