At Aylward, we aim to enrich the lives of our pupils by teaching the Science National Curriculum in an informative and practical way. We aim to teach key working scientifically skills, knowledge, and unit specific vocabulary to raise our pupil’s aspirations and love and enjoyment of Science. We believe that Science is important as it forms the basis of the world that we live in today.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best scientists and have the best scientific approach they can be.
We teach the National Curriculum which is supported by a clear, sequential progression of scientific based skills and knowledge, building upon prior learning. We also have a dedicated unit of teaching developing Science Capital and working scientifically skills.
During the year, all children will have the opportunity to access and be involved with a range of activities, both in school, the classroom, and externally in form of trips and workshops, linking with their Science work, in addition to a dedicated Science Investigation Day during the year. We have worked hard on raising the profile of Science at Aylward and we take pride in pupils developing their love of Science.
By the time children leave Aylward, they will:
· Be aware of a range of different professions within the Science field;
· Be able to work scientifically and have a scientific approach to their work;
· Be able to discuss their Science learning with reference and association to Science enrichment in form of trips and workshops;
· Exhibit a love of learning by raising their own questions and hypotheses, leading to pupils leading their own investigations and developing their own knowledge and skills at home.