Intent

The aim of the science curriculum at Acomb Primary school is for children to gain a secure understanding of the world around them through investigation of scientific ideas and concepts. Children should be able to investigate their own questions, experimenting through scientific enquiry and explicit teaching. By raising awareness of science all around us, the teaching and learning of science can support curiosity and develop children’s acquisition of key scientific knowledge.

How Science links with our school values

Aspiration Through quality teaching and learning opportunities, children are exposed to a curriculum that inspires their scientific understanding. From this inspiration comes aspiration and the knowledge that they too could develop hypotheses and practises that generate a desire to work within a scientific field in the future.
Independence Through scientific enquiry, children are taught to test their hypotheses independently, developing scientific methods and understanding to test these.
Opportunity Through taking children on educational visits and inviting experts into school, our children have access to the latest advances and information from the scientific world.

Implementation

  • We follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for KS1 and KS2 and Development Matters for EYFS. This ensures consistency and progression across all key stages within the strands of Science
  • The curriculum is taught in the following strands: biology, chemistry and physics
  • Working scientifically is at the heart of the science curriculum. Children learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions
  • Practical lessons encourage children to develop their scientific skills
  • Scientific language is taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across key stages.
  • Trips and visiting experts enhance the learning experience of pupils throughout Acomb Primary School

Impact

  • Children will become independent and curious scientists who ask questions and discover things for themselves
  • Children will have a positive experience of Science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and may be motivated to study science further
  • Children will make good progress in their knowledge and understanding of Science, acquiring the relevant skills to test their theories