Grange Primary School
At Grange Primary School, we are committed to giving all of our children (aged 2-11) the
opportunity to take part in and enjoy practical science activities within their lessons
and at after school clubs.
Science coordinators have, through discussions with teachers and
a resource audit, identified a key area of need: ‘Animals including humans’.
This is a science topic from the national curriculum which is covered in every
year group. Subsequently, our science coordinators have worked with STEM
learning and accessed research from SCORE (Science Community Representing
Education) to identify resources needed to support the pupils when completing
practical work and to ensure that all children receive well-rounded,
inspirational science teaching in the ‘Animals including humans’ topic.
Science coordinators have, through parent/carer questionnaires
and pupil voice activities, identified that although children enjoy science in
school there is a real desire to participate in more practical activities. The purchase
of exciting resources will enable us to fulfil these wishes and provide
children with more opportunities to work scientifically within lessons and at
after school clubs.
An outline of the resources we intend to purchase if we obtain
the funding from VENATOR is attached as part of this application. This includes
the intended impact upon year groups and curriculum areas. As the science
coordinators are committed to up skilling teachers and children, guidelines as
to how to use and maintain the resources so that they have the maximum impact
on children’s science education will be delivered in team meetings.