The science curriculum will provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. It is vital that all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The aims of the National curriculum are to:
- 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.
Please click on the link below for further information of what is covered in each year group.
In order to support our planning of Science and engage the children through scientific experiments, we use Switched on Science. Please see below the overviews for each year group.