The Highway Primary School

Science     

Intent

At the Highway, Science plays an important part in every child’s education. National Curriculum objectives are weaved alongside a skills progression map to ensure that they experience and engage with the breadth of this core subject.

We have carefully structured our topics and investigations to ensure that the children build on their own interests and experiences in addition to widening their understanding and appreciation of the wider world.

We are mindful that lessons, focus scientists and challenges promote and challenge diversity and equal opportunities so that all are able to develop as global citizens. Oracy, precision of language and unpicking vocabulary is vital to every lesson as we want to equip the children with the tools to question what’s around them and explain their thinking.

We pay attention to changes facing our world and the children’s future. By developing scientific knowledge, enquiry and skills throughout our school, we are ensuring they are ready to progress to the challenges of the KS3 curriculum in addition to holding a confidence that will make them life-time explorers.

 

Curriculum Statement for the Teaching and Learning of Science 2020/2021