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Science

Science has a high profile in Fens Primary School. Staff are committed to providing a balanced curriculum that provides every child with high quality pathways for learning, that channel pupils’ natural curiosity for the universe around them

Children Working Scientifically

In a range of ‘real life’ contexts, pupils are supported in actively investigating scientific phenomena that arise in an increasingly scientific and technological world. Pupils are encouraged to develop knowledge of scientific methods; analysing evidence and evaluating their findings.

Promoting Pupils’ Engagement

Science is a fantastic platform that offers a range of contexts for the development of literacy, mathematics, ICT and PSHE&C. At Fens we are confident that learning and progress are at their highest levels when engagement is at its highest level. We promote pupils’ engagement by offering a wide range of practical contexts that encourage children’s application of scientific understanding both within, and beyond the classroom. Please browse our Science subject gallery for examples.

 

Fens Primary School Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

Schools Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Quality Awards have been awarded to 270 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.  So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 2000 schools across the UK have achieved the award.

The Primary School Quality Mark scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.

Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.  The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”