Subject Leader: Miss Rogerson
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
At Cheetwood Primary School, we follow the PlanBee scheme of work for Science which ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum is delivered completely and in a way which is sensitive to children’s interests, as well as being current to events in the world today. Science is taught weekly within each class and our Science long term overview shows the units covered in each year group. Within these individual units, there is clear progression in knowledge, skills and understanding and pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. From EYFS through to the end of Year 6 we focus and develop on scientific vocabulary so that pupils can articulate scientific concepts clearly through research and first-hand, practical experiences.
The school’s science curriculum is designed to contribute to the development of enquiring minds which have the ability to question, test, evaluate and apply knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Children will work scientifically to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, investigate and analyse causes. Our aim at Cheetwood is to ensure that children develop a sense of excitement and curiosity for Science.
Throughout the year, we will be further developing our investigative skills to ensure that our children embed the key principles of successful investigations. carried out in line with each unit of work, allowing children to gain a deeper understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for their future.