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Science

"A high quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changes 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"

(extracted from the New National Curriculum September 2014, Programmes of Study)

In our school we firmly believe this  and aim to provide an exciting Science curriculum that inspires the children to find out about the world around them. We encourage children to not only develop their knowledge in specific areas such as habitats, magnetism and electricity for example, but to also develop their skills at working scientifically and approaching investigations with an open and curious mind.

 

As we run mixed aged classes from Yr 1-6, we plan a rolling curriculum content that enables all children to learn all of the content over two years without repetition - this is attached for your information.

 

Overall, in KS1, the focus of Science teaching is to develop pupils’ skills in observing phenomena and asking questions about the world around them. They are supported in understanding more complex ideas; presenting findings systematically; noticing patterns; making predictions and using secondary sources to find out the answers to their questions.

 

As, they progress through years 3-6, their knowledge and understanding deepens and they are encouraged to plan how to find out the answers to their questions with increasing independence; look for relationships and interactions more systematically and to encounter more abstract and complex ideas with an open and curious mind.

 

If you wish to find out more about the Science curriculum, please do contact the school office on:

01487 830342.

 

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