At Jubilee, science is a core subject which is divided into four categories:
Scientific Enquiry; Life Processes and Living Things; Materials and their Properties and Physical Properties. The aims of primary science are to stimulate pupils’ curiosity in the world around them and encourage critical and creative thinking and to create a foundation for science at secondary school.
Our new Primary Curriculum promises:
- To increase rigor.
- To be more demanding than the National Curriculum.
- To raise standards in “the basics of scientific principles”.
- To enable children to do more advanced work at secondary school.
With the new curriculum in place, Jubilee is committed to raising the standards of scientific enquiry and the application of scientific principles across the school. We are assessing the children’s understanding of the new curriculum against the subject descriptors outline by the government using Target tracker. This allows the school to build a complete picture of every child’s knowledge and their ability to work scientifically.
We aim to develop a deeper understanding of scientific ideas, by providing practical scientific experiments and demonstration alongside more in depth discussions about the subject. With the new curriculum children will be able to show evidence of practical applications of science in different aspects of their learning and they will be able to apply this to ‘everyday’ life situations. With the addition of our amazing new mobile science laboratory children will really be able to see and engage the practical experiments throughout their learning journey in science.