All subjects in our Science curriculum are designed to drive the following key areas:
- Working Scientifically
- Life processes
- Variation and diversity
- The environment
- Rocks and soils
- The Earth in space
Across the school, we teach Science to help pupils acquire and develop a repertoire of skills and knowledge so that they increase their understanding of how scientists work.
The following core concepts underpin the teaching of Science:
These concepts are planned and articulated in our half-termly planners and help pupils understand the knowledge taught. We plan a coherent curriculum to ensure that scientific knowledge is built upon. Each unit of has been mapped purposefully with authentic connections based on prior learning or act as building blocks for future units. For example, pupils learn about biomes in Geography in Year 2, which provides the foundations for pupils learning about climates and habitats in later year groups.
"The natural world is a wonderful place. Almost all of us have stared into a flower or at the night sky with awe and wonder. As far as we know, we are the first living creatures to have sought to explain the universe and where we fit into it. Science provides one of the most effective ways for doing so."
Essential Primary Science, Second Edition
This is seen in our books, projects, experiences and pupil outcomes.
We use these to support teacher knowledge and improve lessons:
- Knowledge organisers
- Skills progression through adapting the Essentials Curriculum