Curriculum Statement for Science
Our curriculum statement outlines our intent for the subject, our implementation of the subject and the desired impact our curriculum will have on the leadership and teaching of the subject and on our pupils and their learning.
Progression and Skills
The progression grid outlines the specific knowledge and skills which pupils are expected to learn in each phase, over a two year cycle, along with the specific vocabulary which supports this understanding. Unit content is taken from the Science National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage skills progression for Science. Each area of science is carefully chosen to complement the thematic topic covered in each class, therefore children have greater opportunities for cross-curricular linking and independent investigation.
Every unit begins with a knowledge organiser introducing the key vocabulary and concepts to be covered. Investigations are key to developing independence. Every term a famous scientist or inventor, linked to the topic, is also covered.
Every class is assessed using the Headstart termly assessments. Teachers are guided by what the children already know, so building on and extending this, rather than repeating existing knowledge. They are ranked and given a scaled score for their knowledge and understanding so progress can be clearly mapped.