Science at Chipping Warden Primary Academy
Science teaching at Chipping Warden Primary Academy aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them while teaching them specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically and gain an understanding of scientific processes. It also aims to develop children’s understanding of the achievements of scientists, both from the past and present, and the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
At Chipping Warden Primary Academy, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study. Topics are mostly taught as a half-termly unit with the content being revisited and developed further throughout the children’s time at school. For example, topics such as Plants are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increase their enthusiasm for the topics studied whilst embedding procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.