To become a great scientist we need:
Confidence Hard Work Questionning
Reflective Perseverance Analytical
Independence Enquiring nature
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.
Investigations are key to developing independence. We are fortunate to have many experience teachers who feel confident sourcing their own investigations to compliment the learning, however as head of Science I am always available to discuss and guide colleagues as needed regarding types and frequency of investigations.
Every unit begins with a knowledge organiser introducing the key vocabulary and concepts to be covered.
Every term a famous scientist or inventor, linked to the topic, is also covered.
Milestone 1 relates to Yr1/2
Milestone 2 relates to Yr3/4
Milestone 3 relates to Yr5/6