We follow the National Curriculum to structure our science curriculum, as we know that this means our curriculum is ambitious for all pupils. Here is a link to the national curriculum for science.
At St Alban’s we teach science discretely.
For science, we have thought carefully about how we sequence learning over time and have broken down learning into small steps or building blocks, starting from when children enter primary school until they leave. At each step, we consider what specific knowledge and understanding we want our pupils to know and remember at each stage of their learning and in each subject. The end of the Foundation Stage, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 are key end points for each of these building blocks of our curriculum. We know what we want our pupils to know and remember at each of these end points, focusing on what will be most useful to them, and have sequenced lessons over time to reach those end points.
To enhance our planning and instruction, we utilize the Switched on Science Scheme of Work. This scheme offers comprehensive coverage of the primary science programmes of study, ensuring that all key areas are addressed. By employing this scheme of work, children gain access to a wide range of contexts that facilitate the development and integration of scientific concepts and skills.