At Offmore Primary we aim to provide a stimulating and varied science curriculum. Through a hands-on, inquiry-based approach children experience the joy of exploration and investigation, making their own discoveries. We aim to spark children’s natural curiosity about the world around them and how it works. Real-life experiences and topical scientific breakthroughs and problems (such as the need for green energy or the disposal of plastics) are used so that children can make links between scientific enquiry and real changes in the world we live in. We aim to inspire children to examine to world and environment around them and realise that there are still many, many discoveries still to make.
Across the school, children follow the the National Curriculum for England. along with some additional science content which is designed to enrich and broaden the children's experience of science as part of our creative curriculum.
Across our school we have developed a common approach to scientific investigation, following the 5 C’s of Science: Consider, Carry Out, Collect, Compare and Conclude. This approach starts in Year 1 and is progressively built upon until children are fully confident in:
- Asking questions
- Developing methods to answer questions
- Fair testing
- Collecting results
- Drawing conclusions
- Challenging themselves
Our progression of science skills can be found in the curriculum progression document below, and each classes science coverage can also be found on their individual curriculum maps, on each class page.
Offmore Primary is currently working hard to become an accredited Eco school, the children are developing an understanding and respect for the environment them.