At Scotts Park, we know that a good quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to our world’s future prosperity. Science in our school is about developing children’s passion and enjoyment of Science. It is about giving children knowledge and developing their skills of working scientifically which enable them to understand the world in which they live in.
Over the past few years, we have developed our Science Curriculum at the school by listening to the views of both the staff and the children. Science is a core subject and is taught weekly in all year groups. Science lessons are planned and taught with consideration to the Science Principles.
Long term planning for Science will follow the schools’ skills and curriculum map which is based on the guidelines set out in the National Curriculum (2014). As a school we follow the Kent Scheme of Work and modify it where necessary to make it work for our children. Where possible, cross-curricular links are also made with other subjects in the curriculum. Each unit of work focuses on one or more of the following key skills:
- · Research
- · Observing over time
- · Comparative and fair testing
- · Identifying, classifying and grouping
- · Pattern seeking