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Science at Ashley Down Primary School Aims (intent) 

At Ashley Down Primary School our Science curriculum follows the National Curriculum and aims to ensure that all pupils: • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. • Are able to use their scientific knowledge to understand the application of science in the world around them.

What it looks like here (implementation)

At Ashley Down Primary our Science curriculum provides opportunities for all children to develop their scientific skills, knowledge and understanding. Units of work are planned to be engaging, relevant and help children to understand the world around them. Pupils are encouraged to develop their Working Scientifically skills in lessons by: • Asking questions • Performing tests • Reporting, presenting and communicating data and their findings • Observing and measuring • Identifying and classifying • Gathering and recording data • Using equipment Within this, children will learn there are different types of enquires that can help them to deepen their knowledge of scientific concepts and skills. Over the course of the year, children will be taught: • Observations over time • Pattern seeking • Identifying, classifying and grouping • Comparative and fair testing • Research using secondary sources.

adp science overview.pdf