Statement of curriculum intent
At St Matthew’s, we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in primary schools, we give the teaching and learning of science the prominence it requires.
At St Matthew’s, in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our science teaching offers opportunities for children to:
- develop scientific knowledge;
- develop conceptual understanding through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of enquiries that help them to ask and answer different types of questions;
- be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future;
- develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge;
We deliver a curriculum that inspires and enthuses scientific learning and discovery.
Statement of implementation
Teachers create positive attitudes to learning science within their classroom, whilst developing resilience within investigations. Our science learning is planned in unit blocks by the class teacher enabling the achievement of a greater depth of knowledge. Units are planned creating engaging lessons and links with our main feeder high school are made in upper Key Stage 2 to provide our Y5 and Y6 pupils with access to high quality, specialised teaching and resources.
Statement of impact
Our curriculum is designed to be high-quality, well-thought out and planned to demonstrate progression.
The children are assessed at the end of each unit against the planned outcomes and it is recorded onto Target Tracker.
The impact of the curriculum is measured through child-led discussions, once a term.
Principles of curriculum design
The science curriculum at St Matthew’s is underpinned by the National Curriculum, which provides structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout school. Meaningful links are made across the curriculum to provide a creative scheme of work, that fully immerses the children in learning.