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At Cronton CE Primary School our KEYS Curriculum is built around the National Curriculum, enriched to reflect the children and community we teach in. As a church school our Christian ethos and school values are the heart of everything we do.

We believe every child can be their BEST with our Vision statement reflecting this.

“I can do everything through God who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

At Cronton our school values underpin everything that we do in science and the science curriculum is designed to create independent, confident and highly motivated learners with a life-long love of science. Cronton's challenging science curriculum has been planned to include all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum.

 

We believe that a purposeful, accurate and imaginative science education from EYFS to Y6 provides the foundations for interpreting the world and we also firmly believe that an understanding of environmental science is vital for the Earth’s future. Based on this, we include in our science curriculum, an environmental topic linked to biology, chemistry and physics, for each year group. The children are also taught to become more environmentally aware by becoming a Cronton Eco-Avenger and representatives are chosen to meet up as part of our Eco-Team. The pupils work as a school to achieve our Eco–Stones: paper, plastic, energy, water, food  and habitat, which are celebrated each half term by adding the stone to our Eco-Glove in a whole school assembly.  We were very proud to receive our Bronze Eco-Award for the children’s efforts and we are starting to work towards our silver. The children are also given the opportunity for extracurricular science through Mad Science which takes place in school. In science we constantly strive to provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning both inside the school and in our outdoor classroom found in our school woodland area.

     

We aim to take our pupils beyond the National Curriculum and promote their science capital in many different ways. As teachers we notice what scientific experiences the children bring to school and we aim to build a rich environment in which the children can develop and share their science capital. Trips to a variety of sites and visitors to school, from our links with Knowsley Environmental Rangers to visits from parents and relatives are an important part of our children’s scientific experience. To promote scientific knowledge at home the children take home their KEYS—key knowledge organisers for each topic that can be shared with parents. There are also some ideas on this page that can be accessed at home.

 

We welcome visitors into school that can add to the children’s scientific experience (science capital) e.g. opticians, engineers and would love to hear from any parents or relatives that would like to share their experiences with our children. Your experience is needed. Please contact the office on crontonce@ldst.org.uk.

Overview

Lesson Structure

This five part lesson has been designed to ensure the children learn more and remember, combining recapping with learning new knowledge and allowing children to make links. They will develop an understanding of scientific vocabulary and knowledge.  They will be able to use scientific enquiry skills to learn work like a scientist or work scientifically.  

Impact 

The science curriculum ensures that our children will have a greater understanding of how the world works: based on the scientific disciplines of biology, physics and chemistry, and through environmental science will be aware of, why we need to, and how we can help to, take care of the Earth.

Impact will be measured through assessment throughout the science lessons, end of topic tasks and marking of books. The impact of the science lesson will ensure that all children make good progress from their starting point and have the opportunity to learn more and remember more. They will use scientific language and share their knowledge about the world around them.

Helping your Child at Home

Please find below some websites with videos, learning resources, games and quizzes that can be used to support your child's learning in science.

 

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