Science is a core subject within the National Curriculum and is taught every term to all children from Early Years to Year 6. We are developing links with Hereford's University, NMITE and aim to share expertise and our approach to science as we embed and deepen learning. Our goal is for children to be scientists who form their own questions, can test them out and evaluate their findings. This approach runs alongside developing secure subject knowledge so that children remember and do more in science over time. Our big ideas or key concepts in science, linked to specialisms in Biology, Chemistry and Physics are outlined below:
We have developed progressive questions which link to learning in these areas enabling children to build on prior knowledge and sequence learning a step at a time. The plan is outlined below. In addition, a termly plan for science, with our intended focus on vocabulary is also shared.
Finally, the endpoints we expect children to reach at each phase of their learning can be viewed below.