Our science curriculum aims to provide children with knowledge and concepts across all three strands of learning. Through a range of enquiry-led activities, practical experiments and investigations we want our pupils to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural world around them. We encourage children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The Science curriculum :
- For every child to have the opportunity to master the use of scientific vocabulary and apply that in a range of contexts.
- For every child to become an independent scientist, raise questions and show they are willing to take risks.
- For every child to be able to perform simple experiments, gather and record data to answer questions.
- For every child to foster a life-long love of learning for Science.
- For every child to be equipped with the key skills and knowledge required to be independent, successful and responsible scientists of the future.
- For every child to lead their own investigations that are about ‘real’ life.
The scheme of work in science was substantially revised last year to be in line with the KS2 statutory requirements.