At Rockcliffe CE School we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. We give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. We aim to develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. Our Science curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge, enabling children to become enquiry based learners.

We have a comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning show progression across all key stages within the strands of Science.

Children have access to, and use, key and core language to develop their verbal and written explanations They use a wide range of resources to develop their understanding of working scientifically. All our pupils build on prior knowledge, linking ideas together, to help them question effectively and grow as enquiry-based learners.

Most children in school will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of time in each phase, KS1, LS2 and UKS2 as the full curriculum is taught over two years per phase.

We expect that children will be able to question ideas, reflect on their knowledge whilst working collaboratively to investigate, reason and learn.