Hagbourne Science Curriculum
At Hagbourne Primary School, we aim to give all children a strong understanding and a natural curiosity 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.
At Hagbourne Primary School, we follow the White Rose Science scheme of learning objectives and progression (except EYFS). The scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics, such as Plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail in Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.
All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Subject specific vocabulary for topics is introduced and explicitly taught and built upon year on year, alongside effective enquiring and questioning to investigate and communicate ideas.
EYFS The specific area of learning of ‘Understanding the world’ contains the Science objectives which should be covered. Evidence will be kept in several places: Tapestry and Floor books.
Years 1 - 6
Teachers follow the White Rose objectives and progression spines to plan exciting and engaging science lessons for their current cohort. Using their professional judgement Teachers draw on a range of different resources to support teaching the White Rose objectives including Stem.org.uk, explorify, Hamilton, Twinkl, PlanBee and the use of a wide range of multimedia to inspire the children in their class. All years should plan six practical investigations per year (one per half term) in which children build on practical skills. Evidence of work for year groups should be in Curriculum books and displays.