‘Wonder is the seed of knowledge’ Francis Bacon
Click below for an overview and progression of skills document at RET
Our vision is to give children at Redfield ET a Science curriculum full of wonder which enables them to explore and discover the world around them confidently and gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
We teach Science practically and interactively whenever possible, following the Thinking, Talking, Doing Science approach. We encourage natural curiosity: to pose questions and answer them as well as setting up their own investigations and recording data. They will acquire and apply core skills which equip them for an ever-changing world.
At the end of each half term, children complete a focused assessment task using resources from Bath Spa University. These tasks are practical, engaging and fun and in no way resemble a test. Children’s understanding is gauged through their drawings, comments and written explanations instead of answers to test questions. Click below for a science assessment example.
We teach children about the work of scientists and their contribution to the modern world and encourage them to view themselves as potential scientists and understand the wide range of work they could do. We are careful to ensure this includes contributions of women and black scientists, to challenge stereotypes and preconceptions.
We aim to inspire all children to become the next generation of scientific leaders and to help contribute towards a more sustainable future for our planet.