At Salehurst Primary School, our Science curriculum will develop our children’s scientific knowledge and investigation skills through providing a practical approach to learning. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of natural curiosity and excitement about Science through planned opportunities throughout the year.
Our children will develop an understanding of nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of science enquiries which will help them answer scientific questions about the world around them.
Our Science Curriculum provides children with hands on experiences. They are provided with diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills.
Science belongs in an ever changing world and with that in mind, all children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. Children are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse results and causes.
In EYFS and Key Stage One children raise questions and draw conclusions based on observations. Children carry out simple tests using a range of different enquiries, with a strong emphasis on practical experiences to reflect and challenge their understanding. As the children move through Years 3 & 4, skills are extended and built upon and knowledge expanded through independent research. Children begin to set up and run practical enquiries, such as fair tests, make observations and record and report results in a variety of ways. In order to deepen understanding and broaden skills, children in Years 5 & 6 will use their knowledge to investigate different phenomena in a more analytical manner. They will encounter more complex and challenging areas of Science, such as evolution and inheritance. When revisiting themes, they will be identifying the type of enquiry to use, as well as planning, carrying out and reporting their own investigations based on pupil led questions.
Our engaging and relevant science curriculum ensures that pupils are prepared with the knowledge and skills to solve problems and understanding to explore the implications for Science today and in the future.
By the end of KS2 our children will have the confidence and resilience to raise questions, carry out scientific experiments and apply the knowledge and skills gained across the primary curriculum.