Science is a high-quality foundation for understanding the world through the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The scientific process and pupils’ problem-solving activities will be used to deepen their understanding of the concepts involved.
The main aspects of science studied at Temple Normanton Junior Academy are determined by the programmes of study set out within the National Curriculum 2014. Through Science, pupils at Temple Normanton Junior Academy, will continue to deepen their respect, care and appreciation of the natural world and all its phenomena, through an enquiry-based approach. Most importantly, we believe science should be a hands-on experience and all children should be given the opportunity to use their senses.
Within science at Temple Normanton Junior Academy, certain topics and areas are repeated across year groups, meaning that children may revisits a particular topic in each year of primary school but with increasing difficulty and an alternative focus each time. For example, the area of animals, including humans is examined in every single year group, with a clear progression of knowledge and understanding over the six years: In year 1 this involves looking at the human body, recognising animal groups and sorting these animals.
By Year 6, this will have developed into knowing the internal structure of the human body in relation to circulation, classifying living things based on more complex characteristics and exploring scientific research into this classification.
The successful approach to the teaching of science at Temple Normanton Junior Academy will result in a fun, engaging and high-quality science curriculum, which provides children with the foundations for understanding the world around them, something they can take with them once they complete their primary education.
Through both formal and teacher assessment, we are able to address gaps or misconceptions immediately to ensure all children have secure scientific foundations. Many of our children demonstrate a love of science work and an interest in further developing their knowledge and skills. They work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment, whilst using scientific vocabulary.
Science Week – 10-19th March 2023
Earth Day – 22nd April 2023
International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June 2023
Science Week 10-19th March 2023