The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
At SMATT, Science is a subject that stimulates and excites pupils' curiosity about the world around them. Scientific investigation develops understanding through practical activity, and encourages critical and creative thought. An important aspect of Science at SMATT for the children is to learn and use scientific vocabulary in the correct context, both while in discussion during practical investigation and also when writing up their findings. Children are exposed to different ways of investigating and get the chance to develop their skills at predicting likely outcomes. Making predictions is a key skill used across the curriculum as it teaches children that making a mistake, or not getting something quite right is a natural part of learning.
There is a clear progression in each unit and this can clearly be seen throughout the school in each year group so that children are extending their knowledge from learning in previous year groups.
Tracking progress and attainment in science at SMATT
Gallery of Scientific Learning
Nursery - Looking for signs of Spring, Planting beans and potatoes and observing changes to tadpoles .
Year R- Growing, planting beans, seeds and Mr Grassheads !
Year 1 - Sorting materials and learning about animal life cycles.