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Science at Listerdale


“At Listerdale, we will inspire children to have high aspirations for individual achievement. Our aim is to empower them to be active and inquisitive thinkers through a creative, inclusive and engaging curriculum. We will promote the values of resilience, respect and equality enabling our children to thrive in today’s diverse and ever-changing society. We are nurturing today’s minds for tomorrow’s challenges.”


Science stimulates and excites pupils' curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them and is a vital part of our curriculum. Science engages children at many levels, linking direct practical ideas with experiences. Science at Listerdale is about developing children's ideas and allowing them to work as scientists, as they question and make sense of the world in which they live. 


At Listerdale, we implement a Science curriculum that builds on prior skills and knowledge year on year. Planning for science is a process in which all teachers are involved to ensure that our school gives full coverage of 'The National Curriculum programme of study for Science 2014' and 'Understanding of the World' in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Science teaching at Listerdale School involves adapting and extending the curriculum to match all pupils' needs. 

We ensure that all children are provided with rich learning experiences that aim to:

  • Prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world today and in the future
  • Help our children acquire a growing understanding of the nature, processes and methods of scientific ideas
  • Help develop and extend our children's scientific concept of their world
  • Build on our children's natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems
  • Encouragethe development the scientific skills
  • Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
  • Make links between science and other subjects

At Listerdale, we make sure the appropriate age related knowledge is taught across all years groups. We equip pupils with skills to progress from their starting points and within their everyday lives.

All children will have:

  • A wider variety of skills linked to scientific knowledge and understanding and scientific enquiry/investigative skills
  • A richer vocabulary which will enable to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
  • High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life
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