build knowledge about the world around them founded in biology, chemistry and physics
develop skills in scientific investigation
Science, as a core subject, will be taught weekly over 5 half terms using the structure of CUSP with some adaptations. Science will be taught in a full afternoon allowing for deep exploration into the topic. The weekly lessons will allow for the ongoing re-visiting needed to facilitate moving the knowledge into long-term memory. The curriculum is carefully designed to allow for revisiting topics and key concepts. There will be a focus on scientific thinking from nursery upwards in addition to increasing knowledge and vocabulary building from year to year. Throughout the curriculum, one main aim is to maintain the curiosity that children naturally have in the early years. Added into the curriculum are opportunities for further scientific methodology with key STEM challenges.
Please view the Science Curriculum document available in the attachments section for more information and to see what our pupils will be covering this academic year.