Science teaching at Lincoln Carlton Academy aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific knowledge, concepts and skills to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics such as plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding concepts and knowledge into the long-term memory. All children are encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.
Further information about the national curriculum for science as well as the Science curriculum at LCA can be found in the documents below.