The pace of technical change and scientific discovery is accelerating quicker than at any time in history. We believe it is vital that we provide children to have a secure scientific knowledge and skills set that will enable them to be able to accept and utilise the discovery in new advances in technology and science in order to prepare them for careers in industries that have not yet been invented.
The intent of our science curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in science.
We intend through our teaching and lessons that children will enjoy their scientific work.
We intend to build a science curriculum that results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills as set out in the National Curriculum. We intend to link science to class topics to provide wider opportunities in science but to ensure full coverage of the subject. Science is taught in discrete units and lessons.
We intend to saturate our science curriculum with rich vocabulary, high quality stimuli and experiences to give pupils regular opportunities to use the scientific terms necessary to communicate ideas about science and to further expose them to a more sophisticated and mature language.
We intend to thread creative and critical thinking into all aspects of the Science curriculum through questions, investigations and reasoning activities for children to become enquiry based learners.
We intend for Science activities to challenge all pupils to develop their reasoning and explanation skills and to build on their knowledge based on the progressive curriculum. We ensure all children are exposed to high-quality science teaching and a range of learning experiences. Science teaching is carefully sequenced to ensure a clear progression of substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge. Each lesson is designed to explore and build on children’s prior knowledge, allowing for misconceptions to be addressed effectively.
We intend for children to develop appreciation of the world around them and respect their environment.