Science at Keyworth
At the core of teaching and learning is the focus to ensure that children are ultimately given the tools to take ownership of their own learning and that they are given the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills which will best serve them when undertaking the next stage of their learning journeys. In a reflection of the federation’s vision, the aim of science at our schools is to commit to achievement and developing individual interests and talent.
It is important that children at our school see themselves as scientist. Part of the commitment towards the children’s engagement and their meeting and excelling age-related expectations is to embed the understanding and use of key scientific vocabulary throughout teaching and learning. As well as celebrating well-known scientist, we aim, where possible, to promote a greater variety of influential scientist who reflect the diversity of our school.
Through science, we prepare children to ask questions about the world around them and actively encourage them to seek the answers to these questions through real life experiences. We believe in the invaluable learning opportunities that can happen inside as well as outside the classroom. Our children need to see science at work in real life, as a result, we strive to offer learning through off-site visits and outdoor experiments and observations.
Parents are an essential part of the learning process and they are actively encouraged to engage with the teaching and learning to best support their child. We work closely with parental groups to plan engaging activities to boost children’s excitement and overall achievement in science.
Progression in science
Below is link as to how children’s knowledge and skills progress from year 1 to year 6.
This summer, in order to celebrate science, we will try and see who among us as the greenest thumb. Look out for pictures of our sunflowers.