Science Vision and Delivery
At Earl Soham Primary school we have a strong commitment to the preservation of the both our local environment and further afield. The teaching of our science curriculum is therefore strongly linked to our school ethos of being part of a global community.
Science is a core subject and is taught through our themed curriculum approach. Our long term plan allows children develop their skills across all aspects of science in a creative and cross curricular manner. Whatever the topic being covered we believe that all children should use their natural curiosity to explore and be encouraged to be young scientists. This is achieved through working scientifically, asking their own questions and being willing to revise their ideas in the light of experimentation and discovery.
Our long term curriculum plans have an underlying two year rotation at Key Stage 2. For example Living Things & their Habitats is covered in Bugs Beasts and Botany (Year A) and again two years later in the Rain Forests topic (Year C). This allows for the two year groups in either lower or upper Key Stage 2 to be taught together. Similarly the rotation of themes allows for the pupils in Key Stage 1 to be taught together. Our themed approach allows children to draw links between different aspects of the curriculum and explore these important relationships.
Skills Progression: Years A and B
The file below shows the curriculum content and skills progression covered in Years A and B
Skills Progression Years C and D
The file below shows the curriculum content and skills progression covered in Years C and D