At Summerlea School, pupil voice is essential to in taking Science learning and understanding forward. There is a focus on scientific vocabulary and children are encouraged to use this when writing and talking about their learning experience, thus giving children a deeper understanding of science.
Across the year groups, work is taught at an age appropriate standard with opportunities planned in for pupils exploring learning objectives in greater depth. Attainment and progress can be measured across the school using our assessment spreadsheets, which is updated by teachers after every block of learning. The impact of using the full range of resources included in the science unit will also be seen across the school with an increase in the profile of science.
Whole-school and parental engagement and collaboration with locality schools, though already in place, will be improved through the use of science-specific home learning tasks and community activities. Children are encouraged to look for science wherever they feel are to feel confident in their scientific knowledge and enquiry skills. The aim of the teaching staff is for children to be curious and look for science in the real world and be aware that science is everywhere.