Developing scientific thinking, encouraging questioning and wonder, equipping children for now and the future.
At Croyland we follow the National Curriculum for Science. This allows children to build a layered progression of scientific skills as well as the opportunity to absorb subject based knowledge. This provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
The National Curriculum states “through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes” (DfE, 2014)
Our science curriculum is built upon our Science principles, vision and aims, ensuring that children have access to a rich cultural capital. It provides the basis for developing thinking and questioning the world around us and develops skills for children’s futures, be it in the scientific disciplines or across a broader range of future opportunities.
We are ensuring that our curriculum at Croyland develops progression in these skills and in their knowledge to enable our children to build upon and revisit earlier learning. Our expectations are that children truly master Science and are always questioning and curious, leading them further into a deeper level of thinking.