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Powell's School Church of England (VA) Primary School



Science at Powell’s

In Science at Powell’s, we aim to develop attitudes of curiosity and the motivation to find the answer to the question ‘why?’. We encourage children to adopt an investigative and questioning approach to enhance and extend their knowledge. We want children to always be seeking answers and not to just look for the “right” answer. We aim to encourage children’s independence in drawing conclusions based upon their observations.

Every Year Group takes part in 2 hours of Science each week covering different topics throughout the year.  We follow the National Curriculum Objectives throughout the school and children will revisit topics many times during their time with us progressing and building on the knowledge and skills they have previously learnt and acquired. They will also develop their Working Scientifically Skills and these along with their knowledge are assessed at the end of each scientific topic.

We are very fortunate at Powell’s to have such beautiful grounds and wherever possible we use this natural resource to enhance their scientific learning.