The science curriculum has been planned to include opportunities for all children to develop a strong understanding of the world around them, whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and develop an understanding of the uses and implications of science.
We endeavour to ensure that the science curriculum we provide, will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.
We ensure that the ‘Working Scientifically’ skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at school, so that they can apply their knowledge of science when conducting experiments, making observations or predictions, explaining concepts and asking questions.
Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics, such as Plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.
Through the creative Friday’s, the children are taught Science topics over a whole day. This allows, consistency of learning, engagement and enthusiasm. Giving opportunity to explore the subject in more depth and also in a cross curricular way.
We want our children to be able to ask a variety of questions, and have the knowledge and skills to know how to investigate them further. We hope to build a number of transferrable skills, in which they can use to help them access learning at deeper level in the next step of their education.
Science Curriculum Overview Jan 2022