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Our Vision for Science at Lee Common CE School


The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein



Science at Lee Common CE School is all about awe and wonder! Children are curious about the world, asking and answering their own questions, leading their own learning, directing their own investigations and lines of enquiry based on their own natural curiosity about the world around them.


Throughout their time at Lee Common, the children will acquire and develop key knowledge and scientific skills identified as relevant for each year group, building on previous learning and preparing them for what is to come. Children apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, forming arguments and hypotheses and explaining concepts. Science knowledge is attained through exploration and investigation. Our lessons reflect the interests of our school community and current issues in our environment and the wider world. Children are encouraged to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught throughout, while effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.


Children have fun whilst learning, working well with others on challenges and when solving problems. They are encouraged to reflect on their learning and to consider how their learning in Science can be seen in their own lives. Lessons are practical and well resourced. Our lessons involve the five 'E's of...



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