Science Curriculum Intent

Our vision in science is to encourage curiosity in children so that they ask questions that fuel explorations and investigations about the universe we live in. Science is a practical, interactive, hands on subject that develops the skills and processes of scientific enquiry, as well as building understanding about the concepts being explored. The children systematically build a bank of scientific vocabulary which supports their acquisition of scientific knowledge and enables them to effectively describe and explain the concepts they are learning about.

Science Curriculum Implementation

We use the seven steps of scientific enquiry as the starting point for all of our teaching. This enables children to build their resilience through asking their own increasingly complex questions; developing their skills in explaining what they already know and what their findings might mean as well as drawing conclusions from data they collect.

We recognise that all children have a natural inquisitiveness about the world around them and about how things work. We aim to nurture and develop this to give our children a deeper understanding of their world and to prepare them for the future, where science plays a vital role in the world’s future prosperity.

Science Curriculum Impact

Our Science curriculum ensures that children…

  • develop a deep and lasting interest in science and are motivated to study it further
  • are prepared for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world
  • show concern about, and appreciate, our environment
  • apply scientific vocabulary to describe and explain the world around them
  • are able to make links to the broader curriculum and their life experience
  • are confident to lead their own learning, carrying out and planning investigations to provide answers to their own questions
  • have an extensive base of scientific knowledge, skill and vocabulary

Subject Progression Map

Subject progression maps can be found here

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