The science curriculum at Appleby Primary School provides children with coherent, substantive knowledge of the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics that develops:
It also intends to embed core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to systematically approach challenging, scientifically-valid questions through:
Asking scientifically relevant scientific questions and designing controlled investigations.
Learning how to use scientific apparatus like rulers and thermometers, making systematic observations, setting up data collection tables and presenting this data in a variety of charts and graphs.
Interpreting and analysing findings; drawing conclusions and evaluating the reliability of investigations.
Our aim is to generate excitement for science, that inspires within children a curiosity about natural phenomena and the world around them.
As part of the planning process, teachers are provided with the following:
Teachers then develop and incorporate:
Learning is revisited and applied through:
Our Science Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Our science curriculum is also planned in a way which promotes the cultural capital of all our children. We enhance our curriculum especially for the most disadvantaged by organising guest speakers (STEM), organising Science weeks which focus on the wider world and promote careers in science. We also provide additional opportunities such as farm visits and work in the woodlands.