We believe that all children deserve a high quality science education, rich in exciting and practical experiences which ignite a lifelong love of Science. It is our aim to equip children with a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills they will require for their future study and employment in our fast-evolving scientific landscape. Our school is fortunate to benefit from well-established Outdoor Learning areas, which we incorporate into our Science lessons. The Science curriculum in our school is carefully planned to ensure progression between year groups and make meaningful links with other subjects and core texts. We enhance our Science curriculum through a range of trips and visitors, drawing on the skills and knowledge of the wider school community.
Children at Archdeacon experience an exciting and engaging Science curriculum. Science topics are often linked to the Core Texts to give context and purpose to children’s scientific investigations. We know the importance of being good scientists and encourage our children to think and work scientifically, whilst learning the knowledge required for future learning. Staff use planned and unplanned opportunities for children to develop their skills in order for them to answer their own questions and carry out investigations based on things that interest them about the world around us.
Science is celebrated in our school through exciting trips and visitors such as the ‘Urban Farm’ in Key Stage 1, and an annual Science Week during which Science takes centre stage in every class. We are lucky at Archdeacon to have our own Wildlife Area, providing an excellent resource for hands-on scientific exploration and learning. We have recently purchased our own beehive, and are looking forward to the exciting learning opportunities that this will provide.
Every year we are excited to welcome 10 eggs in an incubator. Children and adults from Nursery to Year 6 are enthralled to watch the transition from egg to fluffy chick. This experience is used as a stimulus for learning about living things and life cycles.