Science at Ludworth
All Children at Ludworth are excited and have natural curiosity about the world around us, how it changes our lives and is vital for future world improvements. Opportunities for improving children’s scientific awareness, regardless of their background, are well planned and varied. At Ludworth, our children to develop the secure foundations of scientific knowledge and understanding through high quality teaching experiences- both inside and outside of the classroom- with links to real life problems. Children’s scientific skills are developed and enhanced through purposeful teaching contexts, where children are expected to think scientifically, drawing upon previous knowledge and experience to explore possible answers for their scientific based questions. Solutions to their self-led enquiry are then presented in a variety of ways, ensuring the highest level of vocabulary and reasoning skills are demonstrated.
We promote working Scientifically by using 6 scientific principles; Research, Pattern Seeking, Grouping and Classifying, Problem Solving, Observation Over Time and Fair Testing. We believe that relationships are at the heart of success in school and take the time to get to know our children to understand the individual and help them become their best selves.
At Ludworth, we promote diversity and explore opportunities to challenge stereotypes through our curriculum. We do this in Science by looking at how scientists from different backgrounds have enhanced our understanding of the world around us. For example, in Year 6 we study the work of Mildred S Dresselhaus whose research led to the development of the rechargeable battery as part of the topic on light, whilst in Year 2 there is the opportunity to highlight the work of Dawood Qureshi - a marine biologist as part of the topic, Living Things and their Habitats.