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What is the intent of Science?

At Cranfield Church of England Academy it is our scientific goal to provide the foundations for understanding the world and to encourage children to develop a relentless curiosity and excitement about natural phenomena.

How is Science implemented in our school? 

Teachers at Cranfield Church of England Academy will:

How is Science assessed in our school? 

Working Scientifically at Key Stage One:

During Years One and Two, pupils will be taught to use and achieve the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the Key Stage One Science Programmes of Study. Our children will not be expected to cover each aspect for every area of study, but there mastery of each skill is assessed during lessons and at the end of each term. 

Key Stage One:

Working Scientifically at Key Stage Two:

During Years One and Two, pupils will be taught to use and achieve the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the Key Stage One Science Programmes of Study. Our children will not be expected to cover each aspect for every area of study, but there mastery of each skill is assessed during lessons and at the end of each term.

Key Stage Two:

Assessment of Science

Assessment takes place by:

In EYFS, opportunity for Science learning is everywhere. Adults record children’s ‘Understanding of the World’ learning on Learning Book to evidence their progress throughout the year.
Providing high quality, consistent feedback which will be verbal, written and pictorial appropriate to the written task and the age and ability of the individual child to ensure rapid progress.
Utilising the Science Stepping Stones to monitor and assess progress and attainment and to allow for continuity and progression.
Termly Science data tracks progress and next steps.

How do we engage parents and celebrate Science? 

How can I support my child's Science? 

We promote and encourage parents to make use of the below websites:

Where can I get further information? 

Should you require any additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to do any of the following:

Click here to view our Science Policy