Science at Lawley Primary School
At Lawley Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. This is achieved through following the Rising Stars Scheme of work.
The use of the Rising Stars scheme of work will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school. It is linked closely to History and Geography topics and, as such, provides a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.
The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. Working Scientifically skills are strongly embedded into lessons to ensure these skills are being developed throughout the children’s school career and new vocabulary and challenging concepts are introduced through direct teaching.
Children have weekly 2-hour lessons in Science throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. In Early years, science is taught through the children learning about the world around them in their learning through play. Additional opportunities are provided such as on-site visits from, and working with, The Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.