Subject Leader

Nisha Sharma

The Curriculum

The Science curriculum in our school focuses on practical ways of teaching children the natural phenomena and concepts of the world.  We aim to teach this through practical science, which allows the children to learn and discover for themselves. This leads to the children becoming independent and inquisitive of the world around them.  Science is taught discretely as its own subject, but is mostly taught in a cross curricular way, embedding opportunities for science within the practical and engaging topics the children cover in their classes.

Science Policy

Science Policy 2014
How can you help at home?
Children can be supported at home in Science, mainly by discussing what they observe around them.  Talking about the phenomena they witness can lead to greater skills such as predicting, analysing, generalising, and evaluating their findings. The following websites may also be of help to your child:

Intervention programmes

All children in our school have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.  The school aims to meet the needs of all pupils and this expectation is met in Science. The needs of all pupils are met through: effective differentiation within individual lessons; adult support to scaffold learning and extend learning; promoting scientific skills as well as scientific knowledge.

Assessment Information

Science is assessed solely through ‘Teacher Assessment’ meaning the progress of your child is monitored by your child’s class teacher in an on-going manner, allowing your child’s individual needs to be met.

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Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
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