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Langford Village Academy



At Langford Village Academy, scientific enquiry skills are taught discreetly in weekly Science lessons. Topics such as Plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.

All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills as listed in Science 1 in the National Curriculum.

These skills include:

  • asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • observing closely, using simple equipment
  • performing simple tests
  • identifying and classifying
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

In Foundation Stage the ‘Understanding of the World’ is covered by offering a wide range of enjoyable, practical activities, many of which are independent and open-ended.