Summary of Curriculum Intent
' We have a Tiny Forest on our field - we are Citizen Scientists and report data back to Earthwatch Europe so our trees are monitored - it's a really important job'
'Science is great because it gives us a chance to experiment and find things out for ourselves'
It is our aim to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst equipping them with skills and knowledge through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, to help them think scientifically and question what they experience.
The children will follow the national curriculum in a range of scientific topics, including living things, materials, electricity, space exploration and forces, developing their knowledge and understanding throughout their time at Queensmead Primary Academy. From F1 to Year 6, our pupils will develop their knowledge, through revisiting key areas and building upon previous learning, embedding their knowledge into the long-term memory.
We encourage children to be inquisitive, and we strive to foster a healthy curiosity about our universe, whilst ensuring pupils gain an understanding of scientific processes. We ensure children are equipped with an understanding of the use, and implications, of science today and for the future.
During their learning, children will be exposed to various scientists and their research, linked to the topics covered in our curriculum. They will be able to appreciate advances that have been made in science throughout history and look at future developments.
We aim to equip pupils with the skills to work scientifically, asking and answering their own questions through a range of different enquiries and investigations. We will develop their scientific language, enabling children to talk about their methods and explain their findings and conclusions.
The curriculum will motivate our pupils to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data whilst enhancing their practical skills of scientific enquiry.
We have strong links with universities and local hubs - through these, children are given opportunities to engage in science activities such as exploring our outdoor environment, visiting science events or museums and presenting science projects to their peers.
We are proud to have been the first school in Leicester to have a Tiny Forest planted in our grounds, making pupils here, Citizen Scientists
To find out more about this exciting project , click here: https://earthwatch.org.uk/
For more information on Route to Resilience please click here.