At St. John’s, our Science learning follows the National Curriculum for Science and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Our curriculum planning allows for children to gain a progressively deeper level of knowledge, understanding and skill competency as they move throughout the school. Our whole school Long Term Plan for Science details Science units taught in each year group during each half-term and helps to ensure that children are revisiting topics, consolidating and building on previous knowledge.
Appropriate links are made across the curriculum, with English and Mathematics underpinning Science learning.
Language and literacy is a crucial part of teaching and learning in Science in the following
pupils to make their thinking clear to both themselves and others, enable teachers to
identify and address pupils’ misconceptions through discussion, enable pupils to
communicate their ideas to a range of audiences.
instructions, descriptions, evaluations, explanations, read and spell scientific vocabulary
consistent with their word-reading and spelling knowledge.
Our pupils apply numeracy and Mathematics knowledge and skills in Science in the following ways: