The school teaches Science through a two year rolling programme of topics. The scheme of work is planned around the topics in the National Curriculum. Emphasis in this subject is not solely on knowledge, but the development of curiosity which encourages children to ask questions and make predictions, ways children solve problems and investigate scientifically, using results and data from tests and simple experiments. Much ‘hands-on’ practical investigation is encouraged. We have a whole school Science Day each year where the timetable is dedicated to this curriculum area.
To plan successfully, it is important to understand what the children have been taught previously that links to the topics and related statements from the science National Curriculum that will be taught in the coming year. At St Giles’ we are members of the Association for Science Education <https://www.ase.org.uk/plan> and make use of their resources and progression documents which can be seen below.