At Binley Woods Primary School, we have planned a well sequence Science curriculum that enables children to make links to prior learning.
Children learn factual knowledge as well as gaining an understanding of the scientific processes that enable us to make discoveries. Working scientifically is an integral part of our children becoming scientists ensuring they are learning in meaningful ways.
At Binley Woods:
- We use ‘Snap Science’ to guide our planning alongside teacher’s working knowledge of the children’s abilities. This is a clear, comprehensive planning tool which covers the statutory elements of the National Curriculum.
- Children’s learning is clearly mapped out through the year groups with each unit of learning building upon previous science learning and links with other subject areas are planned into the curriculum.
- We explicitly teach scientific vocabulary and give children opportunities to ‘talk like experts’
- Practical investigations are clearly planned for within each unit of learning to ensure that children are continually practising the skills that is required to be a scientist and also to ensure that children have an in depth understanding of what it means to work scientifically.
- Teachers use a combination of quizzing and assessment for learning to track children’s progress and identify any gaps in knowledge.
- Where applicable links to Science will be made to develop the children’s thematic learning in order to immerse and engage children.
Please see our science curriculum outlined below: