Science intent

Intent

Following the national curriculum for Science, our intent is that all our children will:

Head

  • Learn scientific facts and theories.
  • Have opportunities to create, through designing experiments and predicting results
  • Have opportunities to observe, explain, record, enquire, test, evaluate and conclude.

Heart

  • Foster curiosity and creativity about what they are learning and about the world around them. to ask questions
  • Foster a love of learning new knowledge and skills, a love of building on existing knowledge and skills and a love of creating, planning and undertaking scientific experiments, methodically.
  • Have resilience and determination by knowing that hard work will give us the answers and help us to succeed e.g. repeating experiments for fair testing. To know that it is OK to not get things right all of the time and we learn from mistakes.

Hand

  • Begin to answer their own questions about the world around them.
  • Will be well equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
  • Understand that science is essential to everyday life and the impact it can have on our planet.

Implementation:

  • A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of Science through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply to their written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills.
  • Children will use a range of resources to develop their knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning and develop their understanding of working scientifically.
  • Knowledge organisers for each topic will show the teaching and learning that will take place and highlight the specific vocabulary for the topic.
  • Children will reflect on previous learning and cross curricular links will be made wherever possible
  • Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together, enabling them to question and become enquiry based learners.
  • Attainment will be assessed each half term through related topic assessment tasks

Impact:

The impact of our Science curriculum is that each child learns more, knows more and remembers more so that they reach their full potential in this curriculum area. 

  • Most children will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science with a real life context.
  • Children will be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  • Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
  • Children will be able to explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically.