At St Dominic’s we aim to instil a sense of wonder, curiosity and excitement as we investigate, and increasingly understand, our world through the study of science. Whilst studying different elements of biology, chemistry and physics, pupils will have the opportunity to develop their scientific knowledge and work scientifically by using a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. These types of enquiries will include observations over time; pattern seeking; identifying; classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing; and researching secondary sources.
As an academy, we have decided to adopt the New National Curriculum 2014 which can be accessed https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
Each class follows a 2 year rolling programme so that children are taught all the knowledge and skills they are required to have covered at the end of Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 (school science programme of study).