Longwick Science Intent
At Longwick, it is our intent to distil a lifelong love of science within our pupils. A Longwick Learner is rooted in their community and environment and uses science to further understand and appreciate it.
All pupils will see themselves as scientists, they will see inspiring figures in science past and present. The children will understand how science is essential in many careers and indeed everyday life!
It is our intent to give all pupils a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, gain an understanding of scientific processes and develop an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
At Longwick, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic pupils study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. All pupils are encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Longwick Learners will build their Scientific capital and science vocabulary through explicit teaching of ‘rocket words’.
Through our wider STEM curriculum we provide opportunities for pupils to make meaningful connections in their learning through cross-curricular links in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
develop their creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills through pupil-led investigations and STEM challenges.
We have high expectations of all pupils, regardless of their ability; our curriculum is appropriately adapted and differentiated by teachers to ensure that SEND pupils are supported and able to access their learning, whilst our more able pupils are encouraged to think deeper, investigate using a more complex hypothesis to create digital and scientifically complex solutions in our 21st century world.