Science at St Johns
Science Curriculum Intention
• To secure children’s knowledge in science to enable them to develop as effective scientists.
• To develop children’s skills to be able to work scientifically, utilising their learnt knowledge.
• To provide children with opportunities to investigate and explore key scientific principles through hands on practical experiences.
• To enable children to use their science skills in relation to everyday life to support their understanding of the world around them.
• To enthuse children in their learning, exposing them to the work of well known scientists, in order to promote a lifelong love of the subject.
• Please open the following link to see our long term plan for Science.
• Please open the following link to see the progression in knowledge and skills throughout the year groups.
• Science is taught once a week in every year group.
• Science is planned using the Working Scientifically and Topic related National Curriculum objectives.
• Other resources are used to support the teaching of Science such as Whiterose planning.
• We assess pupil progress using the Whiterose end of block topic assessment tests. This information is used to make a judgement about achievement at the end of each topic and is reported to parents as Expected level or Not Expected level at the end of the school year.
• Pupils’ work is evidenced in the Science workbooks.
• End of unit assessment tests which show the level a child is working at.
• Displays in classrooms.