Statement of intent:
At Harrietsham Church of England Primary School, we aim to develop a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences for all our young people. When planning for the science curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. When children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge. They develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions. For each topic we use knowledge organisers which are used to help reinforce the key knowledge for each unit as set out in the science National Curriculum. The knowledge organisers help children to consolidate and retain the science knowledge they have learnt and also reinforce key scientific vocabulary from each unit. The Kent Science scheme of work ensures that children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the science National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2.