The 2014 National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
Here at Yattendon CofE Primary School, we feel that science is incredibly important. It provides children with the opportunity to develop the vital skill of being curious which leads to enquiry and investigation. It is where they have the opportunity to question life, and develop important problem solving and reasoning skills. Science helps children make sense of the world around them.
Our aim is to make sure we instil excitement in science, so that today’s children will become tomorrow’s inventors and scientists.
Our science topics are arranged into yearly rolling programmes for each class to ensure that all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered by the time our children leave us at the end of year 6. The ‘Working Scientifically’ objectives run through all of our science topics, consistently developing children’s enquiry skills.
We are extremely proud that our pupils experience a range of enrichment opportunities in Science. We regularly attend events at the Downs School and Bradfield College. In these secondary school settings, our pupils are exposed to specialist teaching and use a range of resources. We also visit Rushall Farm to carryout river studies and investigate a range of living things in their outdoor learning environment. Please visit our gallery class pages to view photos of these activities.
If you are able to share your scientific expertise with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.
In 2014, the science tests changed to a new science sampling model; the tests are administered in a sample of schools every two years. The sample is composed of 1,900 schools. Five pupils are randomly chosen from each of these schools to take part in the sample.