Science provides children with the opportunity to understand the world around them and provides an exciting context to apply many of the other skills and disciplines they learn at school. The science National Curriculum identifies three key areas in which the children should be taught: knowledge and understanding; working scientifically and the application of science.
Our school has a carefully planned science curriculum that ensures children, from reception to year 6, cover these three aims in an accessible, creative and engaging way. actively carry out different types of scientific enquiries and ensure that working scientifically and application of knowledge is embedded into the heart of our science curriculum.
Science is studied in every year group. The units studied follow the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2 which link with their Cornerstones project as closely as possible. For Nursery and Reception, the areas studied link with the Early Learning Goals, particularly, 'Understanding the World'.
At the beginning of each year, Y1-Y6 are provided with a certificate which outlines the year's learning and is put in the front of the child’s Science book as a reference tool for the year ahead. This enables the child to see how this year’s journey builds on prior learning.
Below is the progression map for each topic of Science across KS1 and KS2 and the development of Working Scientifically skills.