Science At Sladefield.


Science is an important part of the education of children at Sladefield Infant School.   A high-quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world around us.  

The principal focus of Science teaching in Key Stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. Children are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. They are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science. Children are helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time; noticing patterns; grouping and classifying objects; carrying out simple comparative tests and finding scientific information using secondary sources. They also begin to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways.  

Most of the learning about science is done through use of first-hand practical experiences, but there is also be some use of appropriate secondary sources, such as books, the Internet, photographs and videos. We encourage and enable a cross-curricular approach, where applicable, to reveal the universal nature of science. Science is assessed by ongoing feedback and reflection as well as termly teacher assessments that ensure progress is reached for each individual child.