Our science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The attached Curriculum Map provides more detail for each year group and each term.
At Rushden Primary Academy, we recently celebrated British Science Week 6th – 15th March 2020. The theme of the Science Week this year was ‘Our Diverse Planet’ – celebrating the amazing diversity we see across the world. From biodiversity to cultures and societal diversity, from the diversity of knowledge to STEM careers. There were so many ways in which we could explore this theme. We decided to link each year group to their interests and engagement in their current topics where possible. Please see the attached pages to the right for further information.