Science Curriculum Intent
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.
At Cabot Primary
At Cabot Primary we work to ensure that pupil’s knowledge is secure and built upon as they progress through the school, building on their understanding of science and the working scientifically objectives. We develop pupil’s curiosity through enriching lessons, where children are given an opportunity to test ideas, develop their own understanding and address their misconceptions through confident subject knowledge from their teacher.
We develop pupils aspirations to follow careers in the sciences; and ensure they are given opportunities to learn about well known scientists from all cultures, as well as learning first hand about jobs in the sciences from school trips and visitors to the school.
All pupils are encouraged to ask thoughtful questions about the world around them and their place in it and are given opportunities to demonstrate what they have learnt through; sharing ideas, whole school assemblies, science challenge (science week) and extending their experiences outside of the classroom.
Science skills are built on each year by consolidation of learning and moving children on with their scientific thinking. Developing resilience and confidence on all strands of science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology). Clear development of objectives and understanding from one year group to the next.
Working scientifically objectives are weaved throughout the year and are applied in a range of ways to cover the concepts in each year group.
Lessons are practical and accessible to all learners and are recorded in a variety of ways, both written and oral. All pupils are given access to the appropriate scientific language and opportunities to test their ideas and address any misconceptions, through teacher guidance.
Experience outside of the classroom environment, trips and experts to come in and enrich the curriculum are built in throughout the year for pupils to extend their knowledge of the wider world.
Pupils are taught about a variety of modern and historical scientific pioneers of different cultures and backgrounds to enable them to see themselves in these roles in the future.