Edgebury Science Curriculum Statement
Every child is a Scientist- Here at Edgebury Primary School we aim for our children to develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of science. We strive to develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and encourage them to relate these to their everyday experiences. Our science curriculum aligns with our school values. We challenge children with different ways of thinking, how to find out things and how to communicate their ideas effectively. We strive to make the children confident independent learners, to explore and respect values and ideas through science. We pride ourselves in the broad and balanced teaching of science and the opportunities that we give to help every child flourish in science across the school. We believe that every child is a scientist and we nurture their curiosity and creativity allowing them to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions independently.
Our science curriculum is blocked throughout the year as part of a connected approach with Geography, History, Design Technology and Art. It is clearly identified where it is the focus subject within curriculum units. This is to enable an in-depth study of the subject, whilst making connections with other subjects.
In our curriculum, we have areas of knowledge that we revisit each year. The children will become confident in using their scientific skills to conduct science experiments; to lead investigations supported by their questioning; to describe scientific phenomena and scientific discoveries using key scientific vocabulary.
We build in opportunities for weekly practical experiments using our range of fantastic scientific resources.
At Edgebury, we encourage all children to enjoy science and broaden their horizons. By the end of Year 6, children will understand the importance of science, progressing to secondary school with an enthusiasm, wanting to work scientifically at a deeper level. They will have a broad understanding of STEM subjects, aiming to ignite their interests in a range of science-based topics. Our purpose is to teach them to be scientists, to question the world around them and to think about the impact that science has on the world that we live in today and the world’s future prosperity.