Purpose of study
As a whole school approach, we adopt a creative, practical and stimulating scientfic curriculum throughout all areas of each child's learning. We acknowledge the importance of studying and forming a secure foundation of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world.
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and we understand all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
We try to enable the children to experience and observe as many fullfilled and practical opportunites which will enable them to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity within particular phenomenas. This then encourages them to make links and understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
To ensure the children create these perceptions, we provide a range of opportunities for children to 'work scientifically' through exploring, observing and experimenting different variables which unfold unknown concepts of the natural world.
Through these concepts, we aim for all children to build up a bank of extended scientific terminology which will enable them to articulate concepts accurately and precisely.
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 science enquiries that help them to answer scientific 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
Within Corpus Christi, science is not taught as a separate strand but embedded through the wider school curriculum. This encourages each child to access and apply their wider skills to embed and secure their understanding further.
Materials: How can we keep Humpty Dumpty safe?
Key Stage One
Materials: ‘What is the best material to make an umbrella out of?’
Key Stage Two
Year 3's volcanic eruption
Light: 'How are shadows formed?'
Year 4 Digestive System: Where does all that food go?
Year 4 - States of Matter: Measuring the weight of gas
Year 6 - Human Biology: Heart dissection