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 scientific enquiry that help them to answer specific 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.
At Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy, through our Science curriculum, we ensure children understand and appreciate the world around them. Through the delivery of the lessons we aim to develop confidence, interest and environmental awareness amongst the children.
Teachers place a clear focus on developing scientific enquiry skills which underpin biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work and recording and analysing data.
We understand the importance of bringing the science curriculum ‘to life’ and pupils will learn and put into practice the Working Scientifically skills by carrying out a range of practical activities and by taking part in the different types of enquiry. Science teaching will involve plenty of ‘hands on’ experience, allowing children to fully immerse themselves in the learning. Wherever possible, learning will be child led, giving the children the opportunity to follow their own paths of enquiry. Children will have regular access to the outdoor environment to carry out their investigations.
In order to get the most from the investigations, a thorough analysis will always take place, reinforcing the knowledge and understanding gained from the experience.
Our Science curriculum has a clear progression of skills and knowledge across topics within year groups and this is built upon each year.
Please see our whole school science overview.docx