Science Curriculum Statement
The intention of Science teaching at Foxhills Junior School is to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically. Our curriculum provides an understanding of scientific processes and of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. Scientific enquiry skills are embedded within projects the children study and these skills are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics, such as Plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory. All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary within projects is taught and built up, and effective questioning is encouraged. Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.