The intent of our Science curriculum at Wembury is to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
We want children to understand how 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. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.
We want children to make connections across the Scientific enquiry skills (making observations, pattern seeking, research, identifying and classifying, as well as planning and undertaking investigations), so they are embedded in each topic the children study and are revisited and developed throughout their time at school, as per the National Curriculum. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding knowledge into the long-term memory.