Our Intent for our Science Curriculum
Science at CTK will aim to provide pupils with the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Before they leave CTK, they will have an awareness of how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our Implementation for our Science Curriculum
Every year group has a Science topic to complete every half term. The expectation is that each half term, Science is taught for an hour a week with a Science week in the Autumn and Spring term. It will be implemented through a number of fun and engaging lessons where the children are given the opportunity to predict, explore, investigate, evaluate and record their findings in many different ways. All staff have been provided with the long and medium term plans for the curriculum subject of Science. These have then been allocated to different topics for each half term. Staff are aware that the skills and objectives given must be covered in their timetabled Science lessons. The coverage is then monitored by the Curriculum Subject Leader and books are shared within staff meetings or phase meetings.
The Impact of our Science Curriculum
We would like the children to understand the importance of Biology, Physics and Chemistry and to appreciate that what they are learning will help them in their futures. We want our pupils to become resilient, independent and curious scientists who ask questions and find things out for themselves.
Through our Science lessons, pupils will learn key vocabulary and be able to apply Science skills to a range of scientific enquiries. These skills include:
- Setting up their own enquiries
- Observing closely over time
- Using results to make predictions
- Recording data and results in a variety of ways