As a school, we use the Developing Experts curriculum. Our primary goals are for pupils to learn, question, and explore the subjects presented. We aim to encourage their curiosity about the world and help them develop the mindset of scientists, comprehending the nature, processes, and methods of science through practical application. This approach will be integrated into the subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics, emphasising the key components of scientific inquiry, enabling pupils to employ diverse methods to address pertinent scientific inquiries. These types of scientific inquiry encompass observing over time, pattern recognition, classification, comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations), and research using secondary sources.
Pupils will pursue answers to questions by gathering, analysing, and presenting data. Teaching will encompass a combination of whole-class, group, and individual work, making use of a wide array of scientific equipment from our extensive and evolving resource bank. From Key Stage 1 onwards, pupils will receive instruction in six Science units over the academic year, with one topic block per half term. In the Foundation Stage, science teaching aligns with the EYFS learning objectives for knowledge and understanding of the world.