GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Science curriculum is taught through discrete lessons. Lessons are linked to our overarching topics and guided by the National Curriculum. We use this to ensure children are working scientifically, gaining a rich knowledge, vocabulary and develop scientific skills that can be applied to real life experiences.

What does Science look like in our school?

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Science Lead - Miss S Smith

Through our Science curriculum, we enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and human world around them. They are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. Pupils are helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using first-hand practical experiences and secondary sources of information.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage science is developed through the ‘Understanding of the World’ aspect of Development Matters for Foundation Stage.

In Key Stage 1, Science is integrated creatively into our topic-based planning. Units are developed by using the programmes of study for science and are separated into these areas:

  • Life and Living Processes 
  • Materials and their properties 
  • Physical Processes

This year we are holding a Science Week to raise the profile of science across the school. Our prospective scientific educational trips include trips to the seaside, Bird World and local woodland.

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Preparing for Science EYFS CoverageScience Progression Document

Knowledge Organisers

Year 1 Summer 1 Knowledge Organiser - Plants

Year 2 Summer 1 Knowledge Organiser- Human Body

Year 2 Spring 2 Knowledge Organiser - Plants