At Knighton Mead, we work hard to create a science programme that is exciting and engaging with a variety of practical and knowledge-based learning. We aim for our science learning to be purposeful and relevant to everyday life to equip children for their future outside of our school. The children are encouraged to investigate and explore different skills and introduce scientific vocabulary into their learning.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Science is taught discreetly throughout the year with an afternoon a week being focused on Science. Each year group will have up to five units they will cover throughout the year using a mixture of skill and knowledge based learning. This learning is also carried through the Early Years foundation stage framework with a big focus on “Understanding the world”.