Our knowledge-rich science curriculum enables a strong foundation to be built in the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Practical experiences further strengthen our children’s scientific understanding, vocabulary and enquiry skills. This will ensure that our children become confident and curious scientists who have a secure basis for future scientific learning.
Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum (2014) and is carefully sequenced to enable children to build on their previous knowledge and acquire an understanding of new concepts.
In EYFS, we provide a stimulating environment where hands-on, enquiry-based activities nurture children’s curiosity and understanding of the world around them. Children in EYFS will also work scientifically by communicating their observations, making predictions and asking questions.
In Key Stage one and two, the separate disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics are taught each half term ensuring National Curriculum coverage. We have developed key questions which apply to each science unit. These key questions encourage children to think critically about their science learning and engage in deep discussions using scientific vocabulary. Each unit is also linked to a scientist who has worked in that field to supports children’s understanding of science as a career.