Science

Pupils study four areas of science: scientific enquiry,life processes ad living things, materials and their properties and physical processes.

 

Cawthorne Primary Science Curriculum

Foundation stage and Year 1 will explore scientific areas through an integrated topic based approach.

Key Stages One and Two will mainly follow the QCA scheme of work which are typically six topics per year, one every half term. The scheme is made up of a range of topics each covering physics, biology or chemistry and usually follows a two year cycle.

Assessment for learning ( AFL) is to be integrated into the science curriculum by means of class targets which can be chosen by the teacher. Children are to be encouraged to engage with their own learning by evaluating their current skills and selecting an investigation based target for their group( Personalised Learning ). Successful completion of these targets should be gauged in discussion with the class teacher every half term. Children are also to be given assessment tasks where possible at the end of each unit to provide an opportunity to evaluate what they have learned. Emphasis should also be place upon scientific inquiry skills. These need not be full investigations but should promote development of questioning and inquiry skills in the children. The school provides teachers with a range of questioning resources and activities.