Our Curriculum Intent
Our Science curriculum aims:
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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’.
Science is taught as a discrete subject, but links are made with other subjects to demonstrate how science is interwoven into all aspects of our lives. Our school uses Snap Science as a framework for delivering the National Curriculum programmes of study and this provides the foundations for understanding the world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The units ensure there is coherent progress across the year groups and knowledge is built upon throughout the school. We ensure that the skills required to work scientifically are developed progressively through a range of enquiry types. Key scientific vocabulary is taught and pupils are encouraged to use this in discussion and in their written work. The curriculum is enriched by our visits to our local area and further afield, and by visitors such as renowned author, Catherine Barr. Our pupils are introduced to real-life scientists to help them see the relevance of science in their everyday lives.
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