At the heart of our science curriculum is the desire to build a secure knowledge of the world around us. We do this by systematically building up the students’ schema of knowledge about the World. In doing so, we believe we will provide our students with a strong knowledge foundation which will equip them for their future science learning. As well as enabling them to pursue an area of science in which they are particularly interested and give them the tools to meaningfully make progress in this pursuit.
First and foremost, we have used the national curriculum to ensure we covered the core basics. We have carefully sequenced these topics such that they build well at spaced intervals to enable greater retention. As a result, in places the sequence does not follow the National Curriculum but has been designed to be age and stage appropriate. Where it enables a greater understanding of the topic, our science curriculum moves beyond the national curriculum.
The terms are roughly split into biology, chemistry and physics topics to begin to set our students with an understanding of those parts of science in preparation for secondary school.
Practical investigation skills are interwoven into the content and are often built into the climax of each topic to enable students to apply the knowledge they have just gained. This also means that the core structure of a science investigation is repeated and reinforced throughout the Key Stage. The year 6 content will both review content from previous years as well as providing a brief introduction to some of the themes present in secondary science. This enables this core content to be reinforced as well as easing the transition of year 6 pupils into science at secondary school.
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Ellistown Community Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Simone Fellows
Whitehill Road, Ellistown
Leicestershire LE67 1EN
Tel: 01530 260301