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 base the teaching and learning in Science on the New National Curriculum 2014 which can be accessed https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum.
The Science coverage each term is determined by the topic theme in focus and meaningful links are made with other subject areas. The topics are planned to ensure that children cover the necessary Science skills and content at the end of each Key stage and opportunities to revisit science topics are built in across the Key stages to ensure that children broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding of key concepts.
Further information on the skills and knowledge taught can be gained by referring to the Topic Webs and Skills Passports for each Year group/Class