At Langdon Academy we believe Science is an essential element of the curriculum that helps underpin everything we do.
The aim for science at Langdon Academy is to ensure all of our children:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them;
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
We are passionate about Science being a hands on, practical subject and as a result, you will find our children regularly designing and carrying out experiments, participating in science related trips and developing high level subject knowledge that highlights their intellectual curiosity.
We encourage all of our children to work scientifically during lessons, this involves:
- Scientific enquiry – observing changes, finding patterns, grouping and classifying, fair testing and researching using secondary sources
- Drawing conclusions based on data and observations
- Using evidence to justify ideas; and
- Using scientific knowledge to explain findings
Scientific skills are fundamental throughout the curriculum and a significant emphasis is placed on how these are built upon year on year, leading to our Y6 children becoming young, accomplished scientists as they move across the playground and join our secondary school.