In our rapidly evolving world, science is a vital part of our curriculum intention. Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies their curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. Pupils learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.
Science at our school enables children to understand the world in which they live. This is achieved though discrete Science lessons as well as a wide range of real-life opportunities offering a balanced and broad curriculum.
EYFS follow a topic-based approach that encourages children to develop a curious mind, asking and answering questions about how and why things happen.
Science is taught across KS1 and KS2 on a weekly basis, in single aged year groups and follows the White rose Science scheme of work. It aims to cover the National Curriculum content in a vibrant and engaging way, giving the children opportunities for practical investigations and research.
Outside of the formal teaching regime, Science is valued and encouraged through outdoor learning and celebrating events such as: National Science Week as well as British Science Day and International Day of Women and Girls in Science each year.
We want every child to see themselves as a scientist and never stop being amazed by the wonders our world has to offer; to carry on asking questions and explore the possibilities open to them.
The impact of our Science curriculum is that our learners are equipped with the scientific skills and knowledge that they need to be ready for the next phase of their school career and for life as an adult in the world outside the classroom. Children will be able to demonstrate their ability to interpret scientific thinking and suggest ways in which they might explore a scientific principle. Children’s learning is assessed against the age-related expectations for science.