Science is delivered in all classes across the school and is delivered in weekly sessions, rather than blocking Science time together. The reasons for this is that weekly science allows us to consider the impact that retrieval practise can have on developing knowledge and skills.
Following the National Curriculum, science is delivered in topics, each of which generally lasts half a term, but may vary class by class. Our curriculum design reflects the requirements of the curriculum, but is modified so that it meets the needs of our learners and our local context.
As well as studying the knowledge associated to each unit, the children also work to develop a more scientific enquiry approach to learning, and children regularly develop their skills at testing a hypothesis and developing an investigation to answer a question, this is done through AT1 practice around the class.
We do not use a scheme of work for science, instead write our own plans so that we can make sure it is bespoke to the needs of our pupils. Of course, we use quality resources from various sources, but it is important to us to make sure that what we teach is exactly what our children need.