Science Intent

Our Science curriculum sets out to develop in the children a range of transferable skills, especially those of enquiry, that will support them throughout their lives. It will also act in facilitating a prosperous future for our budding scientists by equipping them with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to fulfil the requirements of jobs and careers that at this moment in time do not even exist yet. Furthermore, we endeavour to incorporate a sense of awe, wonder and curiosity into our science curriculum so that it is a subject the children genuinely look forward to and get excited about.

Knowledge and skills intertwine, and the provision of sustained practice helps the children to excel in their learning by moving as much learning from working memory to long-term memory in order to foster automaticity; an example of this being their understanding of and application of fair testing in practical investigations.

Finally, we promote the acquisition of excellent attitudes to learning in this subject, e.g., perseverance and resilience. When investigations do not go as planned and/or predicted it is important that the children develop an attitude of positivity and unwillingness to give up – just like Thomas Edison. Thus, equipping all our children with the knowledge, skills and general wherewithal to succeed both now and in the future.

Our intent is to deliver a science curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery. Progression in learning is clearly mapped from Year 2 to Year 7 in the attached knowledge progression grid.

May 2024


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