My name is Miss Payne and I am leading on Science at Laycock Primary School.
I believe that Science is a thrilling subject as it opens up worlds of possibility for children. Through practical experiments, children are able to have first-hand experiences and develop their critical thinking skills, learning to ask and answer questions while learning about the world around them. It is crucial that they understand the role science plays in the modern world, in addition to its links to many other curriculum areas, such as Maths, Computing, Design and Technology and English.
Our Science subject intent
At Laycock, our children will become global citizens in order to better understand the world in which they live and our programme of learning in Science supports the development of this knowledge. With frequent opportunities to have hands-on experiences and plan and conduct their own investigations, they will be able to develop deep and lasting scientific knowledge. Children are clear which specific area of science they are working on in each lesson, building on knowledge they have embedded from their previous years, while also learning about our scientific role models both current and from the past.
Children are encouraged to work collaboratively, broadening and utilising their scientific vocabulary while actively embodying our school values of being respectful and friendly to others. They learn to demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges while being constantly encouraged to follow their curiosity, taking an active role in their learning and using their personal creativity to lead their own scientific learning, both within the context of our local community and the wider world.
By working with local experts and national networks, we ensure our teachers have access to up to date professional development and that we, as a school, are at the forefront of changes to the national STEM agenda.