Science Curriculum Statement
Intent - What do we aspire for our children?
At Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy, Science is a core subject and our broad and balanced curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world. We do this by immersing children in inspiring and interesting contexts that are relevant and unique to our children and locality. We want our children to foster their excitement and curiosity with opportunities for them to discover, to explore and to experiment both inside and outside of the classroom. Our coherently planned and sequenced curriculum allows all children to work collaboratively, whilst also developing their independence when working scientifically. Our intent is to help every child secure and extend their scientific knowledge and skills, which are developed throughout their time at Eaglesfield Paddle and for them to be prepared for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences later in life. We endeavour that our Science curriculum will not limit children’s ambitions for the future but instead create an awareness of the opportunities that Science provides. We do all of this in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum.
Implementation - How will we deliver the Science curriculum?
At Eaglesfield Paddle, we ensure high standards of teaching and learning in Science and we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the school. Our curriculum is unique to our school and provides children with learning opportunities which are relevant to their lives, whilst also deepening prior learning and being introduced to new concepts.
Impact - How do we know our Science curriculum is effective?
The impact of the successful delivery of our Science curriculum, will result in outstanding progress and development of skills throughout all of our children’s time at Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy, with the majority of our children reaching age related expectations. Our children will be able to articulate their understanding of scientific concepts and be able to reason scientifically using rich language linked to science, whilst questioning ideas and reflecting on the prior knowledge. This will be visible in their Science books and also through conversations with our children. Most importantly, our children will be enthusiastic Scientists, who understand how science has and will change our lives, and be inspired to pursue future careers in this field.