At Cuddington our Science curriculum enables children to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Through a progressive and knowledge rich curriculum children will develop a natural curiosity and question the world around them. As they progress through our curriculum, children will develop disciplinary knowledge to enable them to work scientifically.
Children will learn to use appropriate scientific vocabulary accurately, both when speaking and writing.
Throughout each unit, links are made with the wider curriculum, particularly in maths, in reading, writing and the use of ICT. Children will extend their writing to encompass a range of genre and read for information.
The key aims at the heart of the Science curriculum are:
- To gain a depth of knowledge in each of the three scientific disciplines.
- To encourage children to ask questions and find answers.
- To recognise and use different types of scientific enquiry.
- To communicate scientific concepts clearly and accurately.
Each unit is underpinned by a knowledge organiser which ensures that knowledge, conceptual understanding and the skills to work scientifically are developed integrally.
Where possible, we use our school grounds to enhance learning in a natural environment. Visiting scientists, relevant trips and Science days are planned to enhance what is happening in the classroom.
Plan assessment and Tig-tag are the vehicles used to deliver the curriculum alongside teacher experience, visiting scientists and relevant trips.
The table below illustrates how the specific disciplines are broken down. This is followed by a unit overview for each year group, identifying where both knowledge and working scientifically are taught and finally planning for mixed age groups.
For further information about the science curriculum, please contact Mrs Ward.