“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers; he is one who asks the right questions.”
Our Science Curriculum
Our Science intent relates to our whole school intent, including and extending the EYFS Framework 2021 (in particular ELGs linked to Understanding the World), and the National Curriculum Programmes of Study, as well as providing for the unique needs of the children within our Federation family.
It is our intent that by the time children leave our school they will:
- Demonstrate an enjoyment of science, recognising that we are all scientists, and show an appreciation of science within our community, and within the wider world;
- Possess both the substantive and disciplinary knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future;
- Be equipped with knowledge and skills as scientists (including questioning, hypothesising, predicting, concluding) and be able to transfer and connect this;
- Be inspired to become carers of our planet, recognising the need for a collective responsibility through their awareness of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
There is a continuous focus upon the knowledge and correct use of a rich and varied vocabulary.
Science is taught as a discrete subject, with links in learning being made with other curriculum areas, i.e. PSHE (puberty and health) and Mathematics (statistics). In addition, opportunities through wider aspects of school life enhance our Science Curriculum and have been carefully planned for, as is evident within the following documents: