Lethbridge Primary School
Lethbridge Primary School
Lethbridge Primary School
Curriculum Overview for Lethbridge Primary School
Live, Learn, Achieve

Intro Art Computing
DT English EYFS French
Geography History Maths
Music PE PSHE
RE Science Values

Science at Lethbridge Primary School
Intent, Implementation, Impact

Skills Overview

Here at Lethbridge Primary we are excited about science, and keen to harness children's naturally inquisitive nature to engage with the world around them. Finding out how things work, and why, is what makes children tick – and those big questions are inspiring to consider! Through facilitating the right contexts for this natural exploration, we aim to create a culture of 'finding out' and a buzz around scientific enquiry. Each year we have a dedicated STEM week where we use all of the inter-related disciplines of science, technology, engineering and maths to explore a whole school STEM question. This provides a stimulating and engaging experience that is exceptional to the normal curriculum, and re-energises children's curiosity in a focussed way that allows development of their scientific enquiry skills.

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We implement our vision for science through sequences of lessons around a termly focus that both build a progression of the children's knowledge and understanding year on year, and enhance their 'working scientifically' skills. These lessons provide plenty of hands on practical opportunities for enquiry, and the opportunity to gain and embed scientific vocabulary as well as expanding theoretical knowledge and understanding. During each school year children will engage with outside scientists, and STEM experts, who provide a 'real world' perspective and inspire children about the future possibilities that science and STEM subjects have to offer. This elevates their experience of science and STEM beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum, and creates a big picture vision of science to inspire children as they grow through their time at Lethbridge. We build links with local secondary schools to help our young scientists transfer their enthusiasm with them to secondary school when the time comes.

The impact of our science ethos is that children become independent scientists who confidently use scientific vocabulary in context, and naturally employ the principles of scientific investigation they have embedded through their enquiry based learning. Children acquire a secure basis of knowledge and understanding which equips them to continue to explore the world around them. Science and STEM subjects are seen in a positive light by our pupils, and are a source of higher level engagement and inspiration. This serves as a launching board to pursue science as a career of the future, or as a means to understanding and caring for the world around them.

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Lethbridge Primary School
Lethbridge Road
SWINDON
Wilts
SN1 4BY
Telephone: 01793 535033
Email: admin@lethbridgeprimary.co.uk
Lethbridge Primary School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 7685652.
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Lethbridge Primary School
Lethbridge Road
SWINDON
Wilts
SN1 4BY

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