Science at Tower Road Academy
At Tower Road Academy, we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life and as such, we give the teaching and learning of science the prominence it requires. Science teaching at Tower Road Academy aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically and understand scientific processes. We intend to build an enquiry-based science curriculum which enables children to think like and truly become scientists. For us, it is crucial to develop the natural curiosity of the children as well as encourage respect for living organisms and the environment.
At Tower Road, scientific enquiry skills are embedded throughout each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed. Topics, such as ‘Plants’, are taught in Key Stage 1 and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage 2. This allows children to build upon their prior learning and embed this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.
In lessons, all children are taught to use a range of scientific skills through challenging, practical and relatable experiences. They are taught to question the world around them and become independent learners by exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.
At Tower Road Academy, our highly aspirational curriculum intends to ensure that children are fully prepared for their learning in Key Stage 3 and beyond, as well as inspired by and informed about possible careers in the field of science.