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Our Science Curriculum

  • We believe that science is important because it is everywhere - it is part of our daily lives;

  • Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science;

  • Through building up a body of key knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena;

  • Pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes;

  • Being 'science literate’ is not just an advantage but a necessity. Advances in technology and science are rapidly transforming the world our children inhabit; 

  • We want children to understand why science is important and how we use science in real world contexts and, equally importantly, to think critically to question and test  problems and identify solutions;

  • Our teaching is designed to ignite curiosity, the work is about enquiry and investigation, asking, exploring and understanding why and how;

  • Our pupils are taught scientific knowledge, methods and processes, and use their analytical skills to think about the philosophy and uses of science;

  • We follow the national curriculum for science. Our planning provides problem solving opportunities - children are encouraged to ask their own questions and use their scientific skills and research to find the answers;

  • The curriculum revisits previous learning and builds subject knowledge as pupils journey through the school, for example children build their knowledge about the human body through units of learning in each year group:

Science Human Body curriculum overview

  • Each unit of study includes practical, hands-on investigations that enable the children to hypothesise, predict, design and conduct tests, record and analyse their findings and then review their hypothesis;
  • We celebrate science week and use this as an opportunity to reflect on why science matters in everyday life, and what opportunities it offers for future learning and careers, especially for girls;

  • Our next step is to develop more opportunities for outdoor learning and offer new workshops with experts.

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