Whinfield Primary School has developed a curriculum which is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
In Science the whole school curriculum has been designed very carefully in conjunction with all staff to ensure that knowledge and skills are taught in a sequential order which will ensure pupils know more and remember more.
We follow the National Curriculum for Science; our plans are based around activities provided by ‘planning.assessment.com.’ Staff will then adapt them for each year group and the needs of our pupils. We have organised our curriculum in a way which maximises progression of both scientific skills and knowledge for all pupils. Pupil and staff voice is also taken into consideration and the curriculum is adapted accordingly to accommodate their changing needs.
At Whinfield Primary School, we believe that a high-quality science curriculum will provide all pupils with strong foundations for understanding the world around them. We want all children to develop a love of science and we aim to nurture children’s excitement and curiosity, and give them opportunities to explore and investigate, whilst developing their understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science. We also want children to be able to talk about what they know, so we place a strong emphasis on vocabulary when introducing new scientific knowledge and concepts.
A whole school overview is attached to this page detailing our curriculum in science.
Name: Grainne Close
Subject leader for science.