Science at Carrington Junior School

Learning Science is key to creating curious learners who understand the world around them. We aim to foster this through encouraging the children to question and find ways of answering their own enquiries in order to foster a love of Science through hands-on learning.

The Science Curriculum will:
  • Encourage children to take risks in their learning
  • Use hands-on learning as a vehicle for gaining knowledge
  • Focus on working scientifically
  • Develop the progression of scientific vocabulary
  • Utilise ongoing and formal assessment to inform future planning

At Carrington Junior School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. We give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires as one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools.

As an area of learning, Science is concerned with increasing all pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence.

We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are developed and extended throughout children’s time at the school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and confidently explaining scientific concepts.

Carrington Junior School uses the National Curriculum and a personalised, adapted form of the Edu Kent scheme to provide a structured and coherent programme of learning that builds progressively through each year.

Detailed, school specific, medium-term plans provide teachers with the vocabulary, knowledge and skills to be covered in each session and give suggestions for fun and exciting activities to thoroughly engage the children from start to finish.

Our Science curriculum focuses on learning scientifically and uses this as a vehicle to convey the whole curriculum. The children enjoy learning through:

  • Asking questions and working out how to find the answer
  • Carrying our practical investigations and experiments
  • Observing the world around them

Hunting for similarities, differences and changes.