Science at Slindon

Science at Slindon 2023/2024 


At Slindon C of E Primary School, our curriculum is planned to develop increasingly sophisticated substantive and disciplinary knowledge. We believe that scientific knowledge is built up through experimental testing of ideas.  When our pupils develop their disciplinary knowledge, they learn about diverse ways that science generates and grows knowledge through scientific inquiry. The knowledge gained through our science curriculum is knowledge for life and will play an important role in them becoming informed citizens.

As a Christian school, the Christian values that guide us every day are intrinsic to many of our policies, including our Science Policy. Our Fruits of the Spirit; Love, Joy, Peace,Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control, not only guide us in our attitude to God, to other people and ourselves, but are both modelled and explicitly taught within our Science curriculum. We endeavor to allow children to reflect on the awe and wonder of God's World.

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 science curriculums aims to uphold the values and ethos of our school through:

Enabling Environments:

From Reception to Year 6, Children are able to explore the school grounds and the local area to support their understanding of biodiversity and science learning. Children are given the tools and skills to be able to become independent and confident learners.

Positive relationships:

Our Science curriculum allows children the opportunity for group and paired working. This encourages positive relationships and the children acquire knowledge from their peers as well as supporting each through challenges.

Unique Child:

Science at Slindon C of E primary school flourishes because children are able to exert their own ideas and styles into their learning.  Throughout the school we celebrate differences and uniqueness and in Science, these difference enable us to developing a robust and encompassing curriculum. We also appreciate that science helps us to understand God’s world and the beauty of nature.

Learning and Development:

We understand that children learn at different rates and therefore our Science curriculum is adaptive and planned to support all learners. All teachers have an understanding of progression across science from EYFS to UKS2 which supports the children in making connections across the curriculum and aids development of their knowledge and scientific skills.