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Colham Manor

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At Colham Manor, science is an engaging, inquiry-led subject that aims to ensure pupils are equipped to understand the uses and implications of science today and in the future.

What is our approach to Science?

Our intent is to nurture children’s natural curiosity and allow them to develop a strong understanding of the world around them, acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think and work scientifically. Our curriculum gives children an understanding of scientific concepts and processes, providing the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

What does our approach to Science look like in the classroom?

During lessons, children participate in a wide range of activities that are practical, relevant, collaborative and engaging and build on their prior knowledge from previous years. We aim to give them an understanding of scientific concepts and processes. This includes asking questions, discussing, predicting and planning investigations as well as methods of recording, interpreting and evaluating findings.

How do we measure success in Science?

Our Science curriculum will make a profound and positive impact on the outcomes of every child. The structure of our thematic approach enables us to return to core knowledge and skills throughout, embedding key practises and understanding. Our teachers rely on a range of assessment tools to provide data on the knowledge and skills pupils have, their progress and their development points.

This includes:

 formative assessment during lessons
 challenge tasks
 record of learning in floor-books
 pupil voice

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