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 DriversHow Science supports this driver
To know and appreciate that the world is exciting and diverseChildren observe the world around them. They develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
To develop high levels of oracyChildren raise and answer questions. They become familiar with, and use, technical terminology clearly and precisely.
To encourage critical thinkingChildren 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 futureChildren 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 ConceptI 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.