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Principles of Science Teaching - our whole school approach to science


• Children ask their own questions and are asked questions that are challenging and motivating
• Teachers have secure knowledge and motivate children with their enthusiasm
• Pupils use a range of science vocabulary correctly
• During science lessons pupils are engaged and explore new ideas
• Learning is memorable
• Science is differentiated and adults monitor and make adjustments during lessons
• Resources are well organised and plentiful, including purchased, practical science resources, ICT and free science resources
• Children collaborate
• Adults are used effectively, including visitors
• Children make their own decisions
• Assessment of attainment uses different strategies