A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. It is therefore our intention to develop in all young people a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences.
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity, and our children are taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. As children progress through the year groups they build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children begin to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Knowledge organisers are used to support and consolidate scientific knowledge and vocabulary, and clear planning ensures that children have a varied and progressive curriculum that builds on skills.
We ensure that all children are provided with rich learning experiences that aim to:
The impact and measure of this is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age- related knowledge linked to the science curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, and within their everyday lives.
All children will have: