Science coordinator: Mr Brendon Simonds
At Old Sodbury CE school we are passionate about our Science curriculum. We use "Rising stars - Switched on Science!" scheme of work throughout the school on a two year rolling programme, the plan of which can be viewed below.
Working scientifically skills are embedded throughout the "Switched on Science" units, with the final unit for each year group wholly focussing on these skills, with an exciting investigation to fully consolidate learning. There are also a range of exciting and engaging experiments which the children love for each year group and ideas and suggestions of how we as teachers can link science lessons to technology, engineering, ICT, English, arts and maths teaching.
Assessment in Science takes place formally three times a year and the school uses the assessment tests provided by "Rising stars". Each class also uses smaller tests to assess the pupils knowledge before a topic begins and again at the end of a unit of work. These tests are also provided by the "Switched on Science" scheme of work.