Leadership of Science at Westwood Primary School.
Accountable: Miss Beth Jones
Responsible: Mr Jacob Taylor, Mrs Kate Grey
At Westwood Primary School we pride ourselves on delivering a Science curriculum which has been designed to increase our pupils' knowledge and understanding of the world in order to equip pupils with skills for future careers. Our Science curriculum has been designed with the intent to meet the objectives guided by the National Curriculum for Science (2014) and the belief that should be delivered in creative, active ways which allow learners to follow their own leads of learning. We have collaboratively created a top 5 key principles to good Science teaching which are at the heart of each Science lesson delivered.
We believe, Science plays a vital role in broadening our pupils' horizons and raising aspirations for future careers therefore we have strive to deliver a curriculum provides opportunities to enrich childrens learning .(Westwood Primary Curriculum). We provide our pupils with a stimulating learning environment creative displays, extra curricular activities and opportunities to experience Science in action through trips and visitors where possible. Pupils work demonstrates science specific vocabulary.
To develop both knowledge and scientific enquiry skills, which will equip pupils for future careers. We believe Science should be delivered in creative, active ways which allow children to take ownership over their learning and provide wider links to other subjects within the curriculum. Where possible we enrich pupils learning through extra curricular activities and opportunities to experience science in action through trips and visitors.
Our Science curriculum provides a balanced focus on both knowledge and enquiry skills, which are delivered to developed our learners independence as well as encouraging the ethos of learning through high quality questions. We have worked to develop our Science icon Dr Iprof using an acronym to break down the Science enquiry skills to scaffold childrens understanding.