At Sutton Green, it is our intention that all children develop scientific curiosity and are inspired to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. We aim to provide all children with opportunities to undertake a full range of scientific enquiries in order to become skilled scientists. Children will learn scientific concepts and begin to consider how Science has contributed to everyday life. We aim to teach methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.
High-quality Science lessons at Sutton Green are delivered through our topics via Cornerstones, which encourages our children to gain scientific skills through our interactive and knowledge-rich learning projects. These skills can be found on our skills progression map.
The school and classroom environments encourage our pupils to engage, develop, innovate and express themselves through their own unique stage of development and learning. Teaching ensures that pupils gain knowledge and skills, appropriate for their age, and have high expectations to challenge all of our pupils to be proud of their work.
Each teacher checks against the scientific skills progression map to ensure that all of our pupils are reaching their full potentials.
Key scientific language is modelled and taught throughout lessons, enabling our children to be familiar with and use vocabulary accurately.
We are committed to providing exciting, hands-on and practical experiences to promote curiosity and a love for enquiry and knowledge.
Children are taught to use their enquiry and reasoning skills to be able to tackle problems with confidence and independence, developing their own questions and finding ways to answer them.
Trips, visitors and clubs are planned in order to enhance our children’s learning experiences. For example, we visit Techniquest, the StarDome have visited school, Mad Science run after school clubs. We also have links with our local secondary schools to enhance our Curriculum and provide CPD for our staff.
As well as ensuring that children acquire the appropriate age-related knowledge linked to the science curriculum, teaching ensures that children are equipped with transferable skills that will support them in their everyday lives and across other subjects. Children will develop a better understanding of our world and our environment and will be able to make informed decisions about how they treat our world. Through the development of these essential transferable skills, we seek to give children high aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life.