At the Village Schools Partnership, the Science Curriculum will enable all children to be fully immersed in every aspect of Science and allow them to confidently recognise the importance of Science in their daily lives.
We want children to explore and discover scientific knowledge through exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage the natural curiosity of children and to deepen their understanding through questioning. These stimulating and challenging experiences help every child secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary, as well as promoting a love for learning.
We intent to have a coherently planned and sequenced curriculum, which has been carefully designed and developed with the need of every child at the centre of what we do. We want to equip children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The Village Schools Partnership Teachers and Staff will:
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum supports children’s understanding of Science through the planning and teaching of ‘Understanding the World.’ Children find out about objects, materials and living things using all of their senses looking at similarities, differences, patterns and change. Both the environment and skilled practitioners foster curiosity and encourage explorative play, children are motivated to ask questions about why things happen and how things work.
Science will be taught either in blocks or in weekly lessons, depending on which makes best use of learning time and first-hand learning opportunities.
Teachers will plan science using our rolling programme of science content:
and detailed outcomes are planned here: VSP Progression Map of Scientific Knowledge and Skills
Children will know more, remember more and understand more about science and investigation. Children will recognise and apply key scientific vocabulary both verbally and written. The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations for Science. Through various workshops, trips and interactions with experts, our Science curriculum will lead pupils to be enthusiastic Science learners and understand that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity.