The National Curriculum
Purpose of study:
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
Science in Key Stage 1:
We teach Science through a topic / learning journey approach in Key Stage 1. Our themes are linked to high quality texts that we read in English. We use the National Curriculum objectives and they are planned in on a two year rolling programme.
Science in Key Stage 2:
We teach Science through discrete Science lessons in Key Stage 2. The lessons are usually but not always linked to the Learning Journey theme. We use the National Curriculum objectives and they are planned in on a two-year rolling programme to accommodate mixed age classes.