“Through discovery and collaboration, we flourish”
Our Science curriculum intends to:
Make critical thinking and independence the foundation of learning and inspire a love of learning, self- discovery, and collaboration in all our pupils;
Develop pupils’deep understanding of the world around them and their role in creating an environmentally sustainable future for our planet;
Enable pupils to make safe and healthy choices
Why Learn Science?
Science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
All pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They develop an understanding of how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
There is a significant overlap with other subjects, such as Design & Technology, Mathematics, Geography, Physical Education and Food, Preparation & Nutrition and so cross-curricular links are regularly explored within lessons.
Science is planned around half-termly topics, the curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to learn subject-specific knowledge and understanding, explore links across subject areas and practise their writing.
As pupils progress through the Lower School they will receive a breadth of subject specialist teaching using specialist facilities in Science - inlcuding use of our designated KS2 Science laboratory.