Subject leader: Mrs Gemma Brett
At Abingdon Primary School, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at school and beyond. We provide a science curriculum that engages our children so that they are intrigued and motivated and take their love of science and learning onto the next stage of their education and throughout their lives.
Throughout the programmes of study, the children acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the working scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at the school.
Working Scientifically at Abingdon involves five types of enquiry:
- Observation over time
- Pattern seeking
- Identifying, classifying and grouping
- Comparative and fair testing
- Research using secondary sources
Science lessons at Abingdon Primary School include reviews of previously taught skills, knowledge and vocabulary and we promote an importance of an investigative approach through regular ‘hands on’ experiences, deepening the children’s familiarity with the five types of enquiry.