Children at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School will experience all aspects of Science developed in the Curriculum through the Cornestones topics and other quality first resources.
We aim to provide a high-quality Science education through the understanding of 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. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomenas. They will be encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Understanding the World
The school has adopted the guidance in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation stage (March 2014) and is embedded in the seven areas of learning. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected and will promote children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.
ELG The World:
KS1 & KS2
The school has adopted the model outlined in the Science Curriculum 2014. The programmes of study for Science are set out year-by-year for key stages 1 and 2 and will be completed by the end of the key stage. Regular review of the progression and intended coverage of curriculum through Cornerstone ensures breadth, balance, continuity and relevance to all pupils at St Joseph's.
At St Joseph's the children's learning is assessed using the skills progression tool on Cornerstone's where we are able to individually track the children's own progression.
Science is taught via our Cornerstones curriculum throughout each termly topic in a cross-curricular way with terms 3 and 6 having a specific science focus. There are also stand alone Science lessons (Drivers) to compliment each topic to ensure coverage and progression throughout the year. Teachers can also use other resources and websites to create their own lessons using Cornerstones 'Create school projects'.