Cranham C of E Primary School

Cranham C of E Primary School
Sowing the seeds of learning...

Science Implementation: How we teach and learn...

In Science lessons we focus on key skills...

The acquisition of key scientific knowledge is an integral part of our science lessons. Linked knowledge organisers enable children to learn and retain the important, useful and powerful vocabulary and knowledge contained within each unit. The progression of skills for working scientifically are developed through the year groups and scientific enquiry skills are of key importance within lessons. Scientific knowledge and enquiry skills are developed with increasing depth and challenge as children move through their class groups. They complete investigations and hands-on activities while gaining the scientific knowledge for each unit.

The sequence of lessons helps to embed scientific knowledge and skills, with each lesson building on previous learning. There is also the opportunity to regularly review and evaluate children's understanding.

How science is taught in KS1:

This term we have read the story Octopus Shocktopus.  We were excited to find that a real octopus came into class whilst we were out at play!  We all looked at the octopus with care before Mrs Wilce dissected it for us to see how its body is formed. We have had a lot of fun finding out about octopuses and now feel like experts. We were also extremely lucky to interview Miss Scott from Oxford University; she told us some fascinating facts. We considered what group of creatures an octopus might belong to, and whether it was a herbivore, a carnivore or an omnivore. As a result of our learning, we have completed information texts about Octopuses.

Octopus Shocktopus