Science

Statement of Intent for Science

Rationale

Science will broaden the children’s scientific view of the world, through a combination of knowledge and skills-based lessons, which will promote excitement, challenge and discussion.

Protocol

Protocol

Science content

In Science, we teach at least the expectations of the EYFS Framework using Development Matters guidance and the Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Programmes of Study.

Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.

EYFS Framework

Years 1-6 National Curriculum: Science

Curriculum design for Science

The design of our science curriculum is supported by the Cornerstones resources and the ‘Love to Investigate’ modules. As the children progress through the school, we teach a layering of knowledge and skills, mainly through cross-curricular topics but also with some discreet teaching. Science experiments will be linked to the real world, and provide opportunities for children to extend their own thinking. Children will take increased responsibility for planning and executing experiments, as they move through the school. Investigations will frequently be collaborative and based around the sharing of ideas.

Curriculum Choices for Science

  • Cornerstones curriculum
  • ‘Love to Investigate’ modules (minimum of one per term)
  • Annual science Week