At Woodlands Primary, science is taught following the National Curriculum 2014.
The 2014 National Curriculum states:
Purpose of Study
Our science curriculum is designed with the intent that each child at Woodlands Primary School will become competent scientific thinkers and investigators who will encounter awe and wonder through first-hand scientific investigative experiences and approaches, which activate learning for all children. With great emphasis on providing children with a high-quality science education that offers the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Creative pathways to learning are planned so that children can make links to prior learning and develop depth in key skills within Science that are rich, stimulating, challenging and real life with the aim of enabling children to master learning with skills, knowledge and experiences that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We should all champion primary science and our intent is to make sure that every child has a positive experience of science throughout their primary school education.
Our Science curriculum is designed to allow each pupil to.
- Achieve the best possible standards and achievements, whatever their starting point.
- Has high levels of engagement, enjoyment and personal development in Science.
- Accesses a rich, broad and wondrous science curriculum that allows high levels of personalisation that plays to their strengths and develops specialisms.
- Connects and builds on prior knowledge leading to progression and depth
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.
Our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure key knowledge and skills progress in a logical and sequenced way, thus enabling pupils to revisit previously taught content and to build upon it year on year. We use carefully structured progression documents to ensure that substantive and disciplinary knowledge and skills are clearly outlined and sequenced, thus enabling the children to know and remember more, as they move through school.
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