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Science

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.

Source: National Curriculum, 2014

 

Intent

Science at Kingfisher Primary School aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for science; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of knowledge, skills and vocabulary and for the children to develop a love of science. 

 

Over-arching themes of learning in Science

 

Within science, the children focus on key themes of learning to develop and deepen a coherent understanding of key concepts, and their relevance to scientific concepts.

 

From EYFS, children develop their science knowledge through simple enquiry based questions that allow them to make links to previous learning; enquiry based questions ensure that children of all abilities are sufficiently challenged through high expectations. Our main themes focus on:

  • Animals, including humans
  • Plants
  • Materials
  • Living things and their habitats

 

In addition, further threads run through multiple year groups relating to:

  • States of matter
  • Forces
  • Electricity
  • Rocks and soil
  • Light
  • Seasonal changes

Science Progression

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