Science Curriculum Statement of Intent
At Knightlow C of E Primary School, we strive to ensure children value themselves and their God given talents and appreciate the world he created. The intent of the Science curriculum is to foster and develop our pupils’ curiosity in the subject, whilst preparing them for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. We believe that Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Science lessons will teach knowledge and skills discretely but areas of learning will be linked to our topic work where appropriate. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently. Pupils are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which provides them with the tools they need to elicit their understanding and knowledge. Learning is enriched through dedicated themed weeks/ days held throughout the year as well as making the most of additional opportunities of specialist visitors and visits.
Knightlow use 'Switched On Science' as a core learning scheme, which provides a varied and challenging range of lessons to meet the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.
Hands - On Science At Knightlow
Year 6 have been exploring the Circulatory system as part of their Science topic - Staying Alive.
Mrs Hawkins came into school to run a workshop about heart dissection. Pupils examined the four chambers of the heart as well as the aorta and pulmonary vein. Year 6 were fascinated and inspired to find out more. Watch this space for details of our First Aid workshops booked as a result of the children's enthusiasm for the topic...
Year 4 have been devouring their Science topic this term. They have investigated different teeth and even had a visit from a dentist. Their practical investigations involved observing the effect different liquids had on the shell of an egg. What do you think they discovered?
Year 3 spend the evening exploring Space during their one-night residential. They reinforce their learning in the classroom with different activities and experiences. Pupils even launch a rocket (with the support of Mr Lintell our parent science expert) and star gaze. The evening ends with a space-related film, hot chocolate and the night in a tent with their friends.
Reception have been learning all about harvesting the crops. They have even made some delicious pumpkin soup!