At the Crescent, we develop scientific knowledge, skills and understanding, through an investigative approach. This is done through child-led learning where they work scientifically to stimulate creative thought and understand the nature, processes and methods of science. The children are taught a range of units across the year, knowledge is built on throughout the key stages, and it is taught on a weekly basis.
As a staff, we endeavour to maintain an awareness of and to provide for equal opportunities for all our pupils in science. We aim to take into account cultural background, gender and Special Needs, both in our teaching attitudes and in the materials we use with our pupils. Attainment is monitored to ensure that no groups are under achieving. We teach science to all children, whatever their ability. It is part of the school curriculum policy to provide a broad and balanced education to all children. Appropriate provision will be made for the S.E.N.D and the more able pupils and there will be equal access for all children regardless of gender, race and ability. Positive attitudes towards science are encouraged, so that all pupils, regardless of race, gender, ability or special needs, including those for whom English is a second language, develop an enjoyment and confidence with science. The aim is to ensure that everyone makes progress and gains positively from lessons and to plan inclusive lessons. Lessons involving lots of visual, aural and kinaesthetic elements will benefit all pupils including those for whom English is an additional language (EAL). Each year group have the opportunity to learn about influential scientists from different genres, ethnicities and disabilities.