Our intention when planning and delivering the science curriculum is to foster and develop our pupils’ curiosity in the subject, whilst helping them to fulfil their potential. We aim to prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. Our intention of learning in science is taught through systematic investigations of the physical, chemical and biological aspects of their lives that rely mainly on first hand experiences, leading to them being equipped to answer scientific questions about the world around them. It is our intention that, through investigative science, pupils will continue to deepen their respect for the natural world and all its phenomena, and increase their care and appreciation of it.
We aim to:
Each year group will cover six units per year. Scientific skills are identified for each year group using a skills progression designed using the National Curriculum. Sceince is taught as a discreete subject unless links can be made across the curriculum. The Foundation Stage will use a cross-curricular approach – teaching predominantly through the area: Understanding the World.
The progression of the children’s Science skills is continuously monitored by the class teacher. This is informed by the skills progression in the planning and assessment cycle. Assessment of pupils is used when writing annual reports to parents. Each class teacher has a Digital Camera or iPad to record any practical work that the children complete.