As one of the core subjects of the National Curriculum, Science is a highly valued subject at Kings Avenue. Our scheme of work is written with children at its heart, ensuring they gain the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful lifelong scientists. At Kings Avenue, we strive to contextualise the children’s learning in Science, so that they are encouraged to understand and relate what they are learning in class to their real lives in order to deepen their understanding of the world around them.
At our school, scientific enquiry, creative thinking and exploration are central to our Science curriculum. We aim to encourage the natural curiosity that children have about themselves and their surroundings: children are given the opportunity to develop their own questions and to consider ways of finding out answers; develop problem solving skills; take ownership of their own learning; and eventually acquire a better understanding of scientific concepts. Enquiry and practical learning is central to Science teaching at Kings, and we teach investigative Science in line with current best practice.
Science is taught throughout the school through a variety of topics according to the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. Lesson activities include, amongst other things, practical investigations, observations, exploring the outdoor environment, recording and analysing results and the use of role play and drama to explore concepts. Science is also promoted though an annual Science Week, a range of Science trips, visitors and workshops. Through all of this, we aim to equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science for both today and for the future.
Click the link below to download the current Science Overview, which will show you which topics your child will be studying throughout the year.