We are aspiring scientists!

At Southville Primary School, we aspire to be scientists. Our science curriculum will teach our children to use a wide range of investigative, practical and observational skills to learn about, appreciate and question the universe around them. We will teach the children to effectively and enthusiastically communicate the scientific knowledge they learn as well as the questions they have. We will teach them to treasure their sense of awe and wonder, and to respect our planet and all living things. We will bring science alive and kindle a lifelong excitement and curiosity about Earth and beyond.

We will do this by:

  • Making sure that scientific objectives are delivered in the context of an appropriate topic within our Immersive Learning curriculum wherever possible
  • Providing our children with opportunities to question, observe, identify, classify, gather data, interpret findings, draw conclusions, predict, measure accurately, prove and explain
  • Providing opportunities for practical experiments and different types of scientific enquiries within and across the topic that we cover
  • Encouraging children to link their daily experiences to the knowledge they acquire in school and make links between different ideas
  • Shaping our lessons and teaching to fulfil the potential of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, or disability
  • Providing our children with opportunities to take part in off-site visits, including regular Forest School trips, to get hands-on experiences and broaden their scientific understanding
  • Making use of our unique school grounds, including the pond, chickens and allotment
  • Using the vibrancy of our great city and rich experiences and knowledge of the scientists within our local community to enrich our children’s learning in science
  • Ensuring that real experiences underpin our science teaching, allowing everyone to acquire, play with and master the correct scientific vocabulary for their topic and the world around them.