Soho Parish Curriculum Statement: Science
At Soho Parish, we plan for exciting and meaningful experiences in Science that build on pupil’s natural curiosity. Through well-resourced, practical and creative lessons, we look to answer some of the BIG questions children have about the world around them.
We teach to a 2- year curriculum cycle which has been designed to ensure that children receive the breadth of learning required by the National Curriculum and that there is progression and development of their knowledge, understanding and skills over time, through each phase. Each science unit is linked to the over-arching curriculum concept for that term, where possible and makes cross curricular links with learning in other subjects.
As a core subject, Science is taught every term and a weekly lesson is timetabled in all KS1 and KS2 classes.
Through the Science curriculum at Soho Parish children have the opportunity to:
- Develop their 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 the 5 different types of science enquiry including classifying, fair testing, researching, pattern seeking and observation over time
- Equip themselves with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
- Take part in a yearly Science Day where they get to take a close look at one aspect of Science and share and celebrate their learning in the form of a Science Fair
Assessment of children's learning in Science is achieved through the ongoing monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills by the class teacher, in line with the National Curriculum expectations of attainment. Teachers can also choose to inform their assessments through CGP tests that are administered in class at the end of a topic to gauge children’s level of understanding and inform future planning.
Achievement in Science is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of book monitoring, looking at outcomes and lesson observations.