Our Science curriculum is designed to prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. We aim to do this through the delivery of high quality, interesting and engaging science lessons while using scientific contexts to develop and consolidate cross curricular skills. Science is taught in as practical a way as possible so the children experience investigations and experiments first hand. We are fortunate to be able to use our school grounds across lessons to allow our children to become inquisitive.
Following the NC aims for KS1 and KS2 and the programmes of study we cover essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science through systematic teaching. Where possible we also find the intrinsic links between the STEM subjects and how the skills can be applied across all four areas.
The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ scientific knowledge which they can remember in the long-term and apply alongside their enquiry skills. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organism and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. By involving our pupils in planning, carrying out and evaluating investigations they learn how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict what might happen and analyse why this might be. We believe through teaching them the skills to work scientifically, alongside modelling the appropriate scientific vocabulary, provides them with the skills to articulate scientific concepts clearly.