Science

To develop a curiosity about how things work in the world around them. Children will ask questions about the nature, processes and methods in science in order to develop their own skills of scientific enquiry. They will gain a wide of scientific knowledge.

Intent

At Rosherville we help pupils develop a curiosity about how things work in the world around them. We expect children to will questions about the nature, processes and methods in science in order to develop the skills of scientific enquiry.

Through a clear, progressive programme of work, children will develop their scientific vocabulary, deep knowledge and the skills they need.

Our Curriculum, based on the national curriculum for science, aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

Implementation

Our Science curriculum is taught through a carefully planned progression of topics that allow children to learn a broad range of skills. Emphasis is placed on learning and using the correct scientific vocabulary so that children can think and speak like scientists. Curriculum themes such as Exploration, Comparison and Global Responsibility are explored through the topics that are delivered. Children learn to use a range of scientific skills that enable them to make predictions, investigate, record results and draw conclusions. Knowledge organisers support the learning process and link what has been previously learnt to the current learning.

Impact

Children are excited about their learning and are effectively challenged and supported to reach their full potential. Children are conscientious and have a respect for the world around them. Children are able to talk about their learning confidently, using scientific vocabulary and displaying long term memory about key concepts. Curriculum monitoring shows that learning is comprehensive, logically sequenced, with no gaps in teaching and learning. Science teaching is effectively adapted for SEND and challenge.

 

 

Useful websites:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/science/

https://easyscienceforkids.com/

 

Science Progression All Living Things

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Science Progression Animals including Humans

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Science Progression Earth and Space

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Science Progression Electricity

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Science Progression Evolution and Inheritance

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Science Progression Forces and Magnets

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Science Progression Light

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Science Progression Materials

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Science Progression Plants

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Science Progression Rocks

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Science Progression Seasonal Changes

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Science Progression Sound

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Science Progression States of Matter

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Lifecycle of a Frog - Reception

Lifecycle of a Frog - Reception

Rain Cloud in a Jar Experiment -Year 1

Rain Cloud in a Jar Experiment -Year 1