We want to engage and harness our pupils’ curiosity in the natural world, scientific processes and discoveries and applications in our world. We achieve this by designing a knowledge-rich science curriculum that provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Practical experiences and investigations support our approach to teaching the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. The curriculum is taught by a carefully sequenced learning outcomes that build on prior learning and progress through Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Teaching and learning occurs through the delivery of modules in each year group. Each module has a focus on a specific scientific discipline and pupils learn new knowledge and skills that build on their previous understanding. Some modules of science are taught as a progression of knowledge and skills throughout KS1 and KS2 i.e. they are revisited and developed as the pupils move forward through the school e.g. plants and living things. Whereas other modules are taught more discretely in certain year groups to ensure a broad curriculum that is appropriately chosen for each year group. In the summer term, science is the subject driver for the whole school topic and therefore is given additional teaching and learning time.
- Plants and animals
Our pupils learn to:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- use the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
To view our Science Curriculum Map, please click here.