Our science curriculum provides children with coherent, substantive knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics. They will gain a secure, deep understanding of the nature, processes and principles of science through clear instruction and deliberate practice. In addition, they will learn to apply their knowledge to make predictions and connections between disciplines, and to recognise the uses and implications of science in the wider world.
Children will develop a gradual understanding of the 'big ideas of science education' such as 'objects can affect each other at a distance' and 'organisms are organised on a cellular basis'
They will learn how to systematically approach challenging, scientifically-valid questions by:
- asking relevant scientific questions and designing controlled investigations.
- learning how to use scientific apparatus like rulers and thermometers to measure and make systematic observations.
- setting up data collection tables and presenting this data in a variety of charts and graphs.
- interpreting and analysing findings; drawing conclusions and evaluating the reliability of investigations.
We aim to inspire an excitement for science as well as a curiosity about natural phenomena and the world around us.