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Earlsmead Primary School

Earlsmead Primary School




At Earlsmead Primary School, it is our intent to provide a high quality Science education that provides children with the foundations they need to understand and recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life, and appreciate the environment that surrounds them. We enable children to build their long-term memory, ensuring that vital knowledge, skills and values of Science are taught, sought and caught by every child that comes to our school.

The teaching of science at Earlsmead will enable children to interpret the world, using real life experiences as often as possible, allowing them to become learners who can collaborate through researching, investigating, and evaluating experiences.


Teachers ensure that all children at Earlsmead are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences. Earlsmead follows the Collins Snap Science Learning Scheme, which links to all national curriculum topics and statements. The lessons are sequenced in a coherent way, and build on prior learning every year leading up to clear end points at the end of each topic. Each lesson is adapted and developed for every child in the classroom to support learners on their individual journey to becoming scientists.

Throughout each topic, children will be encouraged to ask questions about the world around them and work scientifically to further their conceptual understanding. Teachers at Earlsmead work to challenge and develop pupils academically in science, but also enable children to build social and personal skills within the lesson, touching on political debates like climate change, and learning how to work well in a team, just as scientists in a lab would. Science at Earlsmead will help children to become well-rounded citizens and life-long learners.


Through POP (Proof of Progress) Quizzes which start every Science lesson, teachers are able to grasp a secure understanding of each child's scientific ability.  The Collins Scheme-of-work also provides Assessment Tasks.  This information, alongside careful teacher marking and feedback, enables class teachers to form well-rounded judgements of attainment for each child termly.