Science is taught discreetly using units from Curriculum Maestro and focuses on developing key scientific skills of: observation over time, identifying and classifying, pattern and relationship searching, comparative and fair testing and research .In our foundation subjects our new curriculum will provide lots of memorable learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them; and
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Our foundation curriculum and science will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Programmes (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Programmes (KRPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. The children will progress through four stages of learning; Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.