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Subject Ambassador: Miss A. Hunter-Purvis
Link Academy Councillor: Mrs. A. Johnson
Statement of Intent:

Our Vision:

A place where our children, adults and community can grow and thrive rooted in Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence.

At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School, we recognise Science as being an integral part of everyday life. We want our children to be curious about the world and have the skills and confidence to find out more. We provide the children with engaging and well thought out lessons, that stimulate and challenge the children’s thinking. A clear, planned curriculum is taught in topics across the year groups. Children are taught in their specific year groups rather than their learning zones to ensure coverage across the curriculum. This encompasses the three key areas of science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, building on the children’s previously taught knowledge and scientific vocabulary. Children are taught to be inquisitive and eager, using ICT and a range of sources to help them find answers and build on their understanding through questions, scientific observations and research. We pride ourselves on providing the children with opportunities to ask in-depth and exciting enquiry questions based on the curriculum topics. Built into the heart of our curriculum is our annual STEM week where visitors and specialists are invited into school to inspire the next generation of scientist.

Stanhope is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and we are fortunate to be able to use our local resources to enhance the children’s learning and experiences throughout their time at Stanhope.

Delivering Science in a new way

From September 2021 we have decided to deliver the science curriculum in year groups rather than Learning Zones. Each teacher is delivering science lessons to one specific year group which may be different from the year groups in their allocated Learning Zones.

We have done this for a few reasons:

  • To ensure correct coverage of the National Curriculum objectives
  • To ensure progression is clear across the whole school
  • To ensure children have the correct building blocks in place for every topic
  • To deepen the children’s knowledge and take every opportunity to embed ‘sticky knowledge’
  • To allow children to work with peers of the same age who may not be in their Learning Zone
  • To utilise the expertise of teaching staff to deliver science in different year groups
  • Our long-term plan now allows us to focus on a wider variety of enquiry questions and investigations

Year 1 – with Mr. Storey

Animals including Humans – In science the Year 1 children have been studying animals including humans. The children were challenged to research a reptile and then create a fact file all about the animal. The children looked at the eating patterns of an alligator and also where in the world they can be found.

Year 2 – with Mrs. Cross

Year 3 – with Miss Hunter-Purvis

Year 4 – with Miss Hepple

Year 5 – with Mr. Clarke

Year 6 – Mrs. Green

Archived Information

You can view our archived Science information on our website.

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