Science is taught across the school in line with the national curriculum.
In Nursery and Reception, the pupils learn in line with EYFS framework and develop their understanding of science through activities, play and exploration. The most relevant areas of learning from the EYFS for science are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, and Understanding the World.
In KS1 pupils are taught science in a mixed-age class and follow the national curriculum.
In KS2 pupils are currently taught in Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 classes.
From September 2022 we have adopted the Cornerstone’s Curriculum Maestro platform which supports us to deliver engaging and progressive learning for all of our pupils across our small school of mixed-age classes.
You can see how Science fits into our long-term curriculum plan here:
The document below sets out the Cornerstones Curriculum 2022 Science overview, which we are using as the basis of our curriculum. We have adapted the projects used and/or the sequencing of them, as appropriate, to ensure good progression for our setting. This is especially true in Science, where we have moved to teaching in separate upper and lower KS2 classes to ensure best teaching and learning of the different stages of the curriculum.
Because we have mixed age classes, we differentiate the learning objectives to ensure that as pupils progress through the cycle of projects they develop knowledge and skills which builds on their prior learning earlier in the same class.