Science will be taught as a separate lesson but will be linked to our Topic work where appropriate. We will encourage our pupils to be curious about natural phenomenon and to be excited by the process of understanding the world around them. Pupils are encouraged to work scientifically by asking scientific questions, using scientific vocabulary, planning and carrying out investigations and analysing their results. We aim to build key knowledge and science skills and carry out practical investigations, encouraging their curiosity and making learning exciting.
At Twickenham Primary Academy we use the Snap Science programme which places great emphasis on working scientifically within the covered topics. Snap Science is an online programme which guides the lessons and provides support and, ideas and resources for teachers to prepare and deliver outstanding science lessons.
To promote science further within the school and ensure pupils develop greater investigative and scientific skills all year groups work towards achieving STEM Crest Awards by completing related challenges. Visits by specialists such as The Science Museum Education Team, Mad Science and The Bug Man will encourage pupils to use their knowledge and understanding in practical and real-life situations. Every year we are looking to hatch and nurture our own ducklings and watch caterpillars develop and grow into butterflies. We also have dedicated science days throughout the year.