Primary science encompasses physical, chemical and biological aspects of our world, as well as the ability to work scientifically and investigate different concepts. Science lessons challenge pupils’ beliefs and understanding, enabling them to confidently question and discuss the elements involved in the science curriculum and where appropriate carry out their own investigations.
Science is taught through units based on the national curriculum and where able, cross-curricular links are made. The curriculum intent in the Science Policy, which shows the progression of knowledge and sequence of learning across KS2. Progression throughout primary school is enabled through year groups being aware of, and building on, knowledge taught in previous years. Teachers are confident in ensuring children have a solid basis in their scientific understanding and practical skills.
Key concepts of the scientific units are revisited throughout each year to ensure knowledge is secure in the pupils’ long term memories so future year groups can build on embedded concepts.