Click here to watch our Science assembly presentation narrated by Mr Webb.
The 3 I’s for the Science curriculum
Our Science curriculum is designed for pupils to:
- Be curious and question the world around them
- Develop a sound knowledge of science but understand that scientific understanding evolves with new discoveries and technologies
- Experiment to find our more information
- Understand the impact of science and the role of scientists in our world
At Abbas and Templecombe Science is taught within each class in accordance with the EYFS Framework and the National Curriculum. Each class will build upon prior learning; reviewing and revising what has previously been taught and adding new knowledge and developing more advanced scientific skills.
Four key concepts will underpin all of the knowledge and skills within our science curriculum. A curriculum designed around concepts provides categories to help organise pupils thinking, allowing them to know more and remember more.
Science will be taught weekly as a discrete lesson to ensure our pupils understand the distinctness of science and their role as scientist within our school. These lessons will focus on scientific exploration, questioning and experimentation. Knowledge organiser’s will be used to support children with their acquisition of knowledge, ensuring an accurate use of scientific vocabulary and highlighting the real world application of the knowledge and skills they have learnt.
Once a year each class will have a ‘Science Appreciation’ morning to ensure the ambitious aims our of science curriculum can be met. These appreciation mornings will focus on the value of science within our world, the application of scientific skills beyond the classroom and allow them to experience scientific experimentation and understanding beyond the National Curriculum.
Our science curriculum will ensure that children at Abbas and Templecombe Primary School:
- Can talk about science with passion and enthusiasm, sharing their experiences and identifying personal scientific interests which they hope to pursue in the next stage of their educational journey
- Achieve or exceed age-related expectations in their Science knowledge and skills at the end of each year
- Can demonstrate the purpose of experimentation to find our more information by drawing conclusions and suggesting further enquiries
Concept and Curriculum Maps
These documents detail our concepts, values link and class teaching objectives for each class.