Science teaching at Our Lady's aims to:
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), children are developing the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. This forms the foundation for later work in Science.
At Key Stages 1 and 2, Science is taught using the 2014 Kent scheme of work to support planning. This was developed in line with the National Curriculum.
A range of resources are used to deliver the Science curriculum and these are supplemented and renewed during the year, as required.
Visits offsite and visitors to the school support and enhance children's learning. The school also enjoys links with local secondary schools.
Mastery and greater depth.
Mastery in Science is about children being given a wide variety of experiences during lessons and opportunities to gain knowledge that can be applied and transferred to different concepts. Mastery in Science is not about measuring achievement in a series of attainment statements but rather about learning characteristics that children exhibit. To foster mastery in Science, teachers encourage the following in children.