The 2014 National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all children:
- 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
- are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this.
Science has high priority in our curriculum and is taught at least once weekly. Teachers plan interactive, engaging and challenging lessons that are rich in knowledge and full of opportunity for children to ask questions, investigate and explore scientific areas.
There is clear progression from Early Years to Year 6 whereby children can build on their knowledge and skills. Teachers use planning that has been created in collaboration with the Association for Science Education. Teachers build in regular retrieval practice opportunities, ensuring children do not forget the knowledge they have learnt and can build upon it in new topics.
Please look through the whole school science overview to see what children learn in each year group and when.
We celebrate science in our annual science week. The year’s Science Week is 11-20 March 2022. The year’s theme is ‘Growth’.
Our Science lead is Josh. Please speak to him if you require further information.
Whole school science overview – to follow.