Science is a crucial subject to expand curious minds. Salfords Primary School is a member of the Association for Science Education. Our primary science curriculum provides a useful starting point for teachers in planning and developing science lessons.
Lessons are organised into topic areas and year groups and include many opportunities for working scientifically. Our science curriculum builds on knowledge and skills so that learning shows clear progress as our children grow.
Salfords Primary School celebrated for science!
In November 2019, Salfords Primary School was awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark. A significant achievement for the school, the PSQM recognises Salfords’ commitment and expertise in Science teaching and leadership. The school has demonstrated that the profile and quality of Science teaching and learning is very high and that children are engaging with Science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards Science.
The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is a highly successful, unique award programme to develop and celebrate the profile of science teaching, learning and leadership in primary schools. Science plays a huge part in our creative curriculum. Our teachers are enthusiastic about the subject and as recognition for their hard work and effort. This is however, not the end of our science journey but more importantly a launchpad for bigger and better things for our children.
Ogden Trust Partnerships
In 2016, Salfords received funding and support from The Ogden Trust (http://www.ogdentrust.com/), GLF are continuing to work with The Ogden Trust on a number of other initiatives. The Trust will be providing ongoing funding for the next 2 years to support teacher training and a range of inspirational outreach activities and events.
Primary Science Teaching Trust Partnership
GLF has been selected by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (https://pstt.org.uk/) to be a beneficiary of an exciting new initiative. Over the next five years, the PSTT will provide funding to GLF primary schools to enable them to work together to develop their Science teaching and learning and to share best practise. Teachers at GLF Primary schools will receive training in the latest science teaching techniques and will have preferential access to a range of PSTT resources. An additional grant of £5,000 from the PSTT will enable our network of schools to create resource hubs of the latest, cutting edge scientific equipment which all schools will be able to use.
To view our Science Curriculum Overview click here.
To view our Science Policy click here.