Vision for Science
At Lanesend Primary School, we encourage children to develop an enquiring mind and analytical thinking skills through a topic based and relevant enquiry- based science curriculum. Science continues to change our lives in many different ways and learning about scientific knowledge, methods, processes and uses provides the foundations for understanding the world in which we live; today and for the future. We study a varied curriculum which is carefully planned to build on knowledge year by year and covers the three scientific areas of Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
Characteristics of a Quality Scientist
A love of science and a passion for its application in past, present and future technologies.
The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
Expectations of a Quality Scientist
To understand plants
To understand animals and humans
To investigate living things
To understand evolution and inheritance
To investigate materials
To understand movement, forces and magnets
To understand the Earth’s movement in space
To investigate light and seeing
To investigate sound and hearing
To understand electrical circuits
Aspirations for the Future
Scientists can have future careers in the following jobs:
Helicopter mission control
Early Years Foundation Stage
Archie: “I love finding the birds for our bird watch and ticking them off when I see them”
Key Stage 1
Cian: “I love our pond visits and seeing how it changes. I like learning about the body too because if you didn’t have any bones, you wouldn’t be able to stand”
Poppy: “I like to find out lots about the world and how stuff works. We did an experiment with bread and watched what happened when we did different things to it”