Welcome to the LCEPS science page. Information on this page aims to give you an insight into science within our school and all of the exciting activities that occur in lessons.
We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. Our aims in teaching science include:
· Building on children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems,
· Encouraging open-mindedness, self-criticism, perseverance and responsibility,
· Preparing children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world,
· Fostering concern about, and appreciation of, our environment,
· Building children’s self-confidence to enable them to work independently and developing their social skills to work co-operatively with others,
· Helping children acquire a progressive understanding of scientific ideas,
· Giving children the experience of scientific processes,
· Helping children to acquire practical scientific skills through various experiments and investigations,
· Providing children with an enjoyable experience of science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and be motivated to study science further.
Science lessons are taught in correlation with the National Curriculum guidelines. Throughout the school science is taught weekly within every class and topics are changed every half term. Science in the Foundation stage is taught as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. We relate the scientific aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Science makes a significant contribution to the objective in the EYFS of developing a child’s knowledge and understanding of the world.
The Primary School Quality Mark Bronze Award has been awarded to the school. The scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.
The PSQM is a scheme that enables primary schools to review, strengthen and celebrate science in their schools. The children have been engaging in lots of exciting science work this year, from building bridges, to understanding why volcanoes erupt! Children in Year 5 have been learning about different types of forces, such as friction and gravity while children in KS1 and Ultimate Friday have been growing and planting flowers, vegetable and herbs. We have also held after school clubs with a science focus, such as testing racing cars and building a bridge for a competition.
Well done to all those involved!