Our Curriculum Intent
Our Science curriculum aims:
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’.
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.
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