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Vision for our Science Curriculum
At this school, we believe that a high-quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. By the end of Key Stage 2, our pupils will have been encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will have developed their knowledge and understanding of Science through scientific enquiry.
Key Curriculum Drivers
Science supports our wider curriculum vision through our key drivers in the following ways:
|Curriculum Drivers||How Science supports this driver|
|To know and appreciate that the world is exciting and diverse||Children observe the world around them. They develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
|To develop high levels of oracy||Children raise and answer questions. They become familiar with, and use, technical terminology clearly and precisely.|
|To encourage critical thinking||Children plan and perform investigations in order to answer their questions. They collect and interpret data and they analyse their results. Children draw inferences and conclusions.|
|To instil ambition for the future||Children will learn about major scientific discoveries and the scientists behind them. They will be inspired to follow in their footsteps.|
Curriculum Map for Science
Please open the following file for an overview of our curriculum for Science.
Whole School Science Curriculum Overview
Science Key Concepts
Our Science curriculum is based around these key concepts that will support children's development in the subject area, aiming towards our vision.
|Key Concept||I am a scientist because...|
|Investigation||…I ask questions about the world around me and I investigate my ideas to increase my knowledge and understanding.|
|Observation||…I predict and observe changes in the world around me carefully.|
|Cause & consequence||…I try to explain why things happen.|
Each of these concepts is threaded through the curriculum and repeated through various units. This is because these concepts are vital for children at Henry Chichele Primary School to master in order to achieve our end aspirational goal.
Open the following files to see how each of the key concepts are threaded through the curriculum.
Progression of Key Concepts - Investigation
Progression of Key Concepts - Observation
Progression of Key Concepts - Cause & consequence
Would you like to know more?
Please contact our Science Lead, Mr. J Sadler, through our school office or by using the contact form.