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Science

Our Curriculum Intent 

Our Science curriculum aims:

  • To develop pupils' enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life.

  • To build on pupils' curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world.

  • To introduce pupils to the language and vocabulary of science.

  • To 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.

  • Children equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

  • To develop pupils' use of information and communication technology (ICT) in their science studies.

Please click here for our Science policy                 

How is our Science curriculum planned?

Early Years provision 

Science at Foundation Stage is covered in the 'Understanding the World' area of the EYFS Curriculum. It is introduced indirectly through activities that encourage children to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world around them. Early Years science also helps children with skills in other Foundation Stage areas of the national curriculum, such as Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design. Activities and experiences for pupils are based on the areas of learning and development, as outlined in the DFE’s ‘EYFS Framework’. 

Years 1-6

                

Science is taught as a discrete subject although, links are made with other subjects where possible. Our school uses the Rising Stars Science as a framework for breaking down the National Curriculum programmes of study into manageable chunks. All teachers adapt this planning according to the needs of the pupils in their class, including those with SEND and EAL. The units ensure that there is a huge focus on working scientifically (with a clear progression of skills) as well as dealing with the specific science knowledge for a particular age group.Pupils are given opportunities to improve their writing (including a use of vocabulary) in science whilst holding onto the statutory requirements for science teaching.

                   

Please click below to access the following documents:

Useful Links 

1.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

2.

www.primaryresources.co.uk/science

3.

https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkid

4.

https://www.brainpop.com/science/seeall/

5.

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

6.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

7.

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/