The intent of the science curriculum, is to provide a high quality science education for pupils at Etz Chaim. The intent is to provide pupils with a strong understanding of the world around them. By building on their understanding of the subject, the children will acquire specific skills sets and knowledge to think scientifically, understand scientific processes and how these are implemented in the world around them. The topics covered in the curriculum are revisited and developed with further detail in their study as they progress through each Key Stage. This allows the children to build on the pre-existing knowledge and further develop skills sets in observation, planning and scientific investigative work.
The Science Curriculum is implemented through good quality teaching and learning experiences. These experiences show clear progression of the subject across each key stage and science topic. Children are exposed to a multitude of key specialist vocabulary and embed the curriculum areas through enquiry-based learning. Science is further reiterated through the use of continuous provision for both independent and group learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. To supplement the learning of science, children have access to a wide range of resources to further develop their knowledge, understanding and engagement with both science as a subject and scientific enquiry skill sets. Pupils are provided with opportunities for cross curricular learning through the IPC as well as in English and mathematics. Pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in a school wide Science week, school visitors around the science topic who come to speak, and some trips relating to science throughout the academic year.
Impact can be seen in the following areas:
- Achievement of age related expectations for most pupils by the end of the year and at the end of each Key Stage
- Children are able to explain both their science knowledge and the processes of scientific enquiry.
- An understanding of where science fits in to the wider world around them
- A development of a wide range of skills sets relating to science and scientific enquiry
- Progression of scientific knowledge throughout their schooling
- Retention of key vocabulary relating to science topics.
Please click here to see the curriculum coverage Year 1 of 2 year cycle
Please click here to see the curriculum coverage Year 2 of 2 year cycle
Please click here to view our Progression Document