“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?”
- Job 127-9
The school uses the Kent scheme of work for Science as the basis of its curriculum planning. The scheme is adapted to the local circumstances of the school in that we make use of the local environment in our fieldwork and the individual needs of our children. We have enjoyed looking at the topic of Space throughout the school in conjunction with Tim Peake’s journey to the ISS.
Within our cross-curricular approach to the children’s learning we are developing our teaching to combine scientific study with work in other subject areas, at times this style of teaching will be inappropriate and children will continue to study science as a discrete subject.
Topics in Science have been planned so that they build upon prior learning. We ensure that there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each unit and we also build progression into the science scheme of work, so that the children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.