Curriculum Intent for Science
Through the teaching of Science, we aim to stimulate and excite children's curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them, helping them to make sense of these.
Through direct teaching and exploration, we aim to enable the children to learn to question and discuss science- based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world in which they live.
Purpose of study
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Science Curriculum Map
Science Essential Knowledge
Progression in Science
Below are some website links for activities children can try at home. Have fun!