Science Curriculum at Applecroft School:
At Applecroft School we aim to deliver a broad science curriculum which is ambitious and inspiring for all pupils. We want every child to be given the opportunity to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them through both the development of scientific knowledge and first-hand, practical experiences.
The overarching aim of science is to promote confidence and high standards in the communication of scientific ideas, facts and data. Our curriculum aims to develop children’s knowledge and thinking skills enabling them to understand the abundant uses and implications of science now, and to become scientifically literate adults in the future. We encourage the children to have respect for all living things and to understand the effects of our actions on the environment.
Through science, we want the children to be curious; to ask questions and seek answers, enabling them to develop open-mindedness, objectivity, resilience and perseverance.
The science curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced and is adapted, designed and developed for all pupils. From the outset science is taught regularly with the aim to provide a stimulating environment where practical activities are meaningful and challenging.
Throughout Key Stage Two the children learn about a wide range of scientists whose work has impacted the world, offering our pupils role-models to aspire to.
At Applecroft, we follow the Statutory Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery & Reception) and the National Curriculum for Science at Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6). This is delivered it through the very ambitious CUSP Curriculum for science.