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Science

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. (National Curriculum 2014)

 

Intent of the Science Curriculum at Wheatfields Juniors

We encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at Wheatfields Junior School and beyond. The Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe, its physical material and life processes, whilst promoting respect for all living creatures and organisms as well as those non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key substantive knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as necessary disciplinary skills. We ensure that Working Scientifically skills are integral to the learning in each unit and develop throughout children’s time at the school so that they can apply their understanding of scientific concepts when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining ideas confidently as well as continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings.

Science Curriculum Map

Children talk with enthusiasm about the experiences and skills they have been developing in science throughout their time at Wheatfields.

I like Science because we get to try experiments and find out about what works and what doesn’t.

 

I like Science because you get to try out new things.

 

Scientists ask questions about how things work and I like to do that.

 

 I like Science because I like to do experiments.Curriculum