Science is an exploratory subject which should foster enthusiasm and a passion for learning. Science is, by nature, an investigative subject, which we aim to encourage and develop across all age ranges. We aim to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We believe it is important to develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries, which will help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. We want our children to be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Our children will have the opportunity to do this through ‘hands on’ investigations and will be encouraged to ask questions that in turn will develop their understanding of scientific phenomena and how to investigate these.
Aldeburgh and the other schools in the academy, are in partnership with Ogden Trust. They are a charitable trust that exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics. They do this by enabling innovative physics teaching to take place in, and collaboratively between, schools.
The Schools Partnership programme offers yearly funding and support to enhance our physics teaching and learning, for four years. This enables us to:
- raise the profile of science in the primary curriculum, with the emphasis on physical processes
- enhance teachers’ confidence in the planning, delivery and assessment of primary science (physical processes)
Every year the schools get free subject specific CPD and resources. This helps enhance teachers’ confidence in the planning, delivery and assessment of primary science (physical processes). This has also helped to provide funding for trips, inter academy competitions, science days and developing a Phizz Lab (based at Wickham Market school), including all the new resources for it.
The Phiz Lab:
- is a dedicated science teaching space
- is a shared resource for use by each school in the partnership including (but not limited to) science lessons; science meetings; CPD training; enrichment activities; science community events
- promotes collaborative teaching and learning across the partnership
- leader provides annual feedback to the primary partnership lead.
For more information on the Ogden trust please visit.