Science Curriculum Statement

All subjects in our curriculum are designed to drive the following key areas:

  • Knowledge of the world
  • Increase subject vocabulary
  • Develop curiosity and enhance critical thinking skills
  • Build aspirations for the future

In science we develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

We develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help to answer scientific questions about the world around them

Children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

Across the school we teach science to help pupils acquire and develop a better understanding about science knowledge and conceptual understanding.

The following core concepts underpin the teaching of science:

  • Working scientifically
  • Plants
  • Animals including humans and habitats
  • Earth and Space
  • Materials and Forces including magnets
  • Rocks
  • Electricity
  • Light

These concepts are planned and articulated in our termly planners and help pupils understand the knowledge taught.

We plan a coherent science curriculum to ensure that scientific knowledge is built upon. Different areas of science are revisited and developed every year such as ‘Animals including Humans’.

We aspire that learning through science will develop children’s ability to work scientifically, create and learn through enquiry based learning as well as recall key scientific knowledge and vocabulary.  

This is seen in our books, projects, experiences (such as Science week) and pupil outcomes.

We use a variety of resources to support teacher knowledge and improve lessons:

  • knowledge organisers support KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2
  • Knowledge strips which include key vocabulary and information
  • Reach Out CPD
  • Unity Trust – Atlas shared drive