The Science curriculum at Ravenfield Primary Academy endevours to provide a more exciting, practical and fun programme of work which is relevant to the 21st century and has strong links with other areas of our curriculum; including IT/ Computing, mathematics and english.
Within topics we develop our planning from national curriculum objectives. Lessons develop scientific knowledge and understanding; and pupils develop their use of specific scientific vocabulary.
Investigations enable children to test a hypothesis or find out answers to questions for themselves. They have many opportunities to develop skills working collaboratively on group tasks taking different responsibilities and roles.
Lessons also provide opportunities for outdoor learning, e.g. finding out how shadows change during the day and the use of our wildlife garden to investigate the natural environment. Lessons also provide opportunities for children to use a range of equipment in their measurements and observations, including IT software designed to log scientific data.