“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.”
At Uplands, we believe that science education will provide children with the foundations of understanding the world through the different disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We aim to develop an understanding of nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Through the use of science specific vocabulary, the children will gain an extended specialist vocabulary. During investigations, we aim to teach the children to work scientifically throughout by asking questions, making careful observations, performing tests, recording data to help answer questions, identifying similarities and differences and identifying scientific evidence to support arguments. Each class will perform a variety of investigations which have links to the main theme of the topic that is being covered during that term.
We have mapped out the key learning for our science curriculum across all the year groups. We have looked at how it links to prior learning and future learning, and picked out the key vocabulary for each unit.