We follow the EYFS Statutory Framework 2022 (Reception) and National Curriculum: Science programme of study (Years 1 - 6). We teach the curriculum through the Chris Quigley's Essentials Curriculum to ensure our pupils develop the skills needed to flourish as scientists. Children are taught the essential characteristics of scientists in order to help them 'think like a scientist'. Our curriculum shows a progression in skills, ensuring pupils can meet the milestones for each key stage before moving on to the next step in their learning. Threshold Concepts for Science underpin the skills taught to ensure children can develop a thorough knowledge of Science.
As we have mixed-age year groups, we follow a two year rolling programme for Science.
We are currently following YEAR A. You will find the overview at the bottom of this page.
Essential characteristics of scientists
This concept involves learning the methodologies of the discipline of science.
This concept involves becoming familiar with different types of plants, their structure and reproduction.
This concept involves becoming familiar with a range of materials, their properties, uses and how they may be altered or changed.
Understand movement, forces and magnets
This concept involves understanding what causes motion.
Understand animals and humans
This concept involves becoming familiar with different types of animals, humans and the life processes they share.
Understand the Earth’s movement in space
This concept involves understanding what causes seasonal changes, day and night.
Investigate living things
This concept involves becoming familiar with a wider range of living things, including insects and understanding life processes.
Investigate light and seeing
This concept involves understanding how light and reflection affect sight.
Understand evolution and inheritance
This concept involves understanding that organisms come into existence, adapts, change, evolve, and become extinct.
Understand sound and hearing
This concept involves understanding how sound is produces, how it travels and how it is heard.
Understand electrical circuits
This concept involves understanding circuits and their role in electrical applications.