Science Key Stage 1
Science is about being curious and investigating the natural and humanly constructed world around me. It is asking questions about what I notice in order to develop my understanding of scientific ideas.
To do this I use different types of scientific inquiry to answer my own questions. Scientific inquiry is using evidence from observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things and carrying out simple comparative tests. I will do this through first hand practical experiences and using secondary sources of information.
I will use simple scientific language to talk about what I have found out and to communicate my ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways.
Science Lower Key Stage 2
Science in Lower Key Stage 2 is about broadening my scientific view about the natural and humanly constructed world around me.
To do this I will explore, discuss, test and develop ideas about every day phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments by developing my ideas about functions, relationships and interactions.
I will ask my own questions about what I observe and make decisions about which types of scientific inquiry are likely to be the best way of answering them, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things and carrying out simple comparative and fair tests. I will do this through first hand practical experiences and using secondary sources of information.
I will draw simple conclusions and use some scientific language first to talk about, and then later to write about, what I have found out.
Science Upper Key Stage 2
Science in Upper Key Stage 2 is about deepening my understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas about the natural and humanly constructed world around me.
To do this I will explore and discuss my ideas, ask my own questions about scientific phenomena and analyse functions, relationships and interactions more systematically. I will encounter more abstract ideas and begin to recognise how these ideas help me to understand and predict how the world operates. I will learn about how scientific ideas change and develop over time.
I will select the most appropriate ways to answer science questions using different types of scientific inquiry including observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things and carrying out comparative and fair tests. I will do this through first hand practical experiences and using secondary sources of information.
I will draw conclusions based on my data and observations, use evidence to justify my ideas and use my scientific knowledge, understanding and language to explain my findings.
Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement
Below are links to our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statements for Science. These documents outline, for Science at Great Finborough Church Primary School, our aims and vision (Intent), our approach to planning, delivery, assessment and enrichment (Implementation) and what we want our children to have achieved and experienced by the time they leave us in Year 6 (Impact).
Breadth of Study Map
Below is a link to our breadth of study map for Science.
The breadth of study map ensures that every child receives their full curriculum entitlement as they progress through the school.
We plan and deliver our curriculum on a three year cycle of learning (Cycle A, Cycle B & Cycle C).
Key Skills Progression Plan
As part of our ongoing curriculum development work, our subject leaders are preparing detailed skills development documents for every subject. This term (Autumn 2021), as part of our school development work, the subject leaders are developing and trialling these skills progression documents for the subjects and topics being delivered this term. These will be published soon.
Our curriculum begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As part of the process of developing the skills progression documents, we have met as a staff team and carefully considered the prerequisite skills required for our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) children to be ready to access the National Curriculum at the beginning of Year 1. These prerequisite skills can be found by clicking on the link below.