We aim for the teaching of Science to spark curiosity and create a sense of awe with every unit. Every child has the right to explore their environment by asking questions about the world in which we live and to be supported to find the answers to their questions.  

We aim to develop and broaden the children’s scientific skills through child-led investigations and discovery. An emphasis is placed on ‘working scientifically’ through inspirational and engaging activities. We teach knowledge and skills sequentially and, through the acquisition of a rich and extensive vocabulary, pupils will be able to articulate and apply their learning, taking it to deeper levels and making great progress in order to reach their full potential. 

At The Grove Academy, we have high expectations in relation to spoken language and collaborative learning during Science lessons. We know that this helps develop scientific vocabulary and enables children to share and develop their ideas. The progression of scientific skills and knowledge is mapped out in our Science overviews. These illustrate: our vision for Science, key vocabulary, scientists, prior knowledge, national curriculum objectives, age-related expectations, learning intentions, communicating scientifically as well as the different strands of Science within each unit.  

Children are encouraged to explore and investigate their local environment and we try to take learning outside whenever possible, to give children first hand experiences. We ensure that learning is relevant to the children’s social contexts and relates to real life experiences.