At Corby Glen Community Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality science education which provides the foundations for understanding the world. Our children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science and are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them
What will my child be doing in science lessons?
In science lessons our children will learn how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and will analyse causes.
As children progress through the school, we aim that each child secures understanding of each key block of knowledge and concepts before progressing to the next stage so that they don't build their learning on misconceptions or have difficulties in understanding more challenging content.
We teach our children technical terminology so that they can use it accurately and precisely. We also find links with their mathematical knowledge, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.
Our children learn how to work scientifically in each strand of science we teach and in each year group. Here we focus on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that children learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. Children will enquire through: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources. They will find answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data.
We aim to support children's oracy skills in science by encouraging using scientific vocabulary and articulating scientific concepts clearly and precisely. We support them in making their thinking clear, both to themselves and others.
What should my child be achieving in science?
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all children:
Over the seven years your child is with us at Corby Glen Community Primary School, they will cover many different aspects of science.
In Reception your child will be working towards the following Early Learning Goal
The world: Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
The documents below show what we aim for your child to achieve in each aspect of science at the end of each year group from Y1 - Y6.