At Creswell Junior School we want our children to be naturally curious about the world around them. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all children and one which motivates and enthuses learning. We are committed to raising aspirations and opening children’s eyes to the world beyond their immediate environment by providing a stimulating and challenging school environment alongside engaging activities and learning opportunities. In addition, we wish to encourage all genders to see that a career in Science is entirely achievable for either sex and will endeavour to promote familiarity with both male and female Scientists, from History and in current practice.
Throughout our school, children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including questioning, researching and observing for ourselves; scientific skills and knowledge are progressive with an emphasis on children retaining the key facts that they have been taught. With Creswell Crags, a national Heritage site on our doorstep, we enjoy good community links and opportunities for the children to experience the wider world.
We want our children to have a broad vocabulary and essential Scientific language is to be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across key stages. Staff model accurate, ambitious and sophisticated vocabulary and there are high expectations of the children to demonstrate their understanding of this scientific vocabulary in their written work. Children are also encouraged to become confident speakers who can articulately express themselves when discussing scientific concepts; through discussion they will bolster their ability to grasp ideas and think more logically. We intend to provide all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability with a broad and balanced science curriculum. There is a core intention that the most able children are challenged by the Science curriculum and those who find learning more difficult, including those with SEND are supported and encouraged to embed skills and to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.