“A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science” (DfE, 2015)
OUR SCIENCE CURRICULUM
- To give all children a strong understanding of the world around them
- To acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically
- To gain an understanding of scientific processes and an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
DELIVERY AT KINGSTHORNE
Throughout Kingsthorne, we aim to deliver a Science curriculum that is embedded through ‘science in the world around them’. We promote a continuous process of thinking and working, where the children will have the opportunity to discover, explore and investigate a variety of topical issues.
We put a lot of emphasis on the children being taught practical investigation skills that support teaching of key scientific concepts. This also allows students to practise cross-curricular Maths and Writing skills. As part of this planning and teaching process we ensure that Science skills are explicitly taught once a week during Science lessons. We use the Mastery Flow Model for each objective to ensure that all children can deepen, stretch and master their new learning.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
THE KINGSTHORNE GUARANTEE
Throughout their time at Kingsthorne, we will ensure that every child will have the opportunity to…
Visit the Space Dome
Visit the ThinkTank
Visit the Butterfly Farm
Take Part In Scientific Workshops