Science

Our aim is to build science capital for all our children, regardless of their background and starting point so that they are inspired to continue to use science in their everyday life, future education and careers.   

We will deliver a Science Curriculum that:   

  • Builds upon prior knowledge and a progression of skills to ensure all children have a secure understanding and knowledge of key science concepts    
  • Develops creativity and challenges all of our learners through researched and inclusive teaching practice, encouraging children to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural and man-made world around them.
  • Will develop aspirational learners with an awareness of the key role that science plays within our community and the world and the opportunities that this creates for future careers . 
  • Encourages our children to be self-motivated, independent, curious and resilient learners by giving them the opportunities to apply the knowledge they have learnt.
  • Encourages our children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and to analyse cause.

Implementation 

Teachers will plan science using the Science Mastery programme from Ark curriculum+. This is a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum. The programme is based on the best available research and evidence on what pupils need to know and retain as well as how they learn, memorise and practice what they have learnt. We recognise that obtaining knowledge and practising skills are connected and both are vital to the learning process. A strong foundation of knowledge is needed to make the practice of skills meaningful, enabling pupils to develop a comprehensive understanding of the big picture of Science to prepare pupils for secondary school and beyond. For the Early Years (Reception Class) opportunities for Science knowledge and skills are planned regularly.

The curriculum is led and overseen by the science curriculum leader and SLT, who will regularly monitor, evaluate and review science teaching and learning, celebrating and sharing good practice across the whole academy. Formative assessments will be integrated into every day science teaching to ensure teachers have an in depth knowledge of the children’s learning and inform their next steps. Summative assessments will take place at the end of each unit of work

The National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework 2017 provide the basis for our science curriculum, which is then tailored and extended to meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our academy

The teaching, learning and sequencing of science will take place every school week for two sessions and this will ensure that all our pupils have a regular and progressive delivery of a core subject.

Science Overview

Science Curriculum

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