It is our intention in Science to develop in all young people a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences. When planning for the science curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. As children progress through the classes, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions. The Science Overview Plans aim to ensure that children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the science national curriculum for KS1 and KS2.
Long Term Plans
What is making progress in Science?
Progress is pupils knowing more and remembering more about:
- the products of science (substantive knowledge) e.g. concepts, laws and theories
- •the practices of science. (disciplinary knowledge) e.g. knowing how scientific knowledge is gained through scientific enquiry. The national curriculum refers to this as working scientifically.
LKS2 Forces Science