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The Curriculum Overview Document outlines Grove Road’s approach to teaching Science and how we develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through Biology, Chemistry and Physics.The documents below outline the key concepts and themes we teach here at Grove Road and how we ensure that the pupils develop in their understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of enquiry that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

A high-quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

(National Curriculum 2015)

Intent Statement

Our Science curriculum aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the world around them and spark curiosity in the things they can not yet explain. Through their own investigations and expert guidance by teachers, they will understand how scientific inquiry can provide evidence as to how the world works. They will learn to problem solve with a critical eye, using their imagination to break down problems and use systematic methods of discovering what is really going on

Intended Impact

During the children’s learning journey at Grove Road, our intended impact of the Science Curriculum is to ensure that children can:

  • Make predictions and articulate and justify their thinking
  • Work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment
  • Question ideas and reflect on knowledge 
  • Make scientific enquires based on existing knowledge and understanding
  • Explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically 
  • Draw conclusions and apply their findings to other contexts

PUPIL VOICE

''Science is fun because we predict, investigate and explore different things.” - Emily, Year 6

''I like Science because it is exciting” - Esme, Year 1

''I like Science because it is fun” - Isla, Year 3

 ''My favourite thing I have learned in Science was when we had caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies” - Year 1 children 

''Science is where you do experiments and test if things work or not” - George, Year 2

''I like Science because I like being active and doing the experiments” - Poppy, Year 5 

''I like Science because I learn new things and carry out experiments” - James, Year 5

''I like Science because I like learning what people have discovered and finding out about things in the world” - Lauren, Year 5 

''In Science you learn about different things and you can find out about the world around us” - Bella, Year 5

''Science is when you do experiments to find out different things” - James, Year 5

''I like Science because it is fun and there is a lot of practical elements to it” - Jonah, Year 6 

''I find Science interesting because I am curious about what will happen in different situations” - Charlie, Year 6 

''I like Science as you build up your knowledge from other years” - Ava, Year 6 

''Science is learning about things and doing experiments - Hannah, Year 6

''In Science you learn about how things grow, things around the world and how life works” - Rebecca, Year 6

''The purpose is to help us to understand how things work” - Oliver, Year 6

Subject Documents Date  
Science at Grove Road 23rd Jun 2021 Download
Science Skills and Knowledge Progression 23rd Jun 2021 Download
Science Vocabulary Progression 19th Oct 2021 Download

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