Our science curriculum follows the statutory National Curriculum for Science.
At Red Rose Primary School we provide pupils with a science curriculum that
- Develops the pupils’ ability to think independently, work collaboratively and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings, as a global citizen.
- Gives confidence and competence to pupils in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
- Recognises children’s prior understanding of science and build on it to allow them to gain excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
- Develops high levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
- Improve first hand learning experiences by undertaking practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork – in a safe manner.
- Develops a passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies
Science will be delivered through a number of routes:
- Weekly science lessons to cover the main curriculum, delivered through working scientifically
- Links to other curriculum areas through STEM activities
- Occasional whole school events, such as Science Week or natural links to events such as National Science Day
- Enrichment activities by either educational visits or visiting science activities
As a result of our science curriculum, we expect to see our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of science improve. Also, pupils will be able to use higher level thinking skills to name, then describe, then explain ideas and concepts in science. Pupils will also be able to make links between different key ideas to explain the real world in terms of scientific understanding. Pupils will also be able to work scientifically – carrying out investigative processes to find out what will affect the outcome of science processes. They should be able to recognise how science makes an impact on us as citizens and also how it makes an impact on communities across the world through inventions, discoveries and developments.