St Joseph’s uses the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust Science Transition Unit from Years 1-6. These carefully planned units ensure that our pupils are ready to access the KS3 Science curriculum once they enter secondary school. Science is key to providing the foundation for understanding of the changing world. Pupils can develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about
natural phenomena. In the EYFS, science is included within “Understanding of the World”, where pupils learn about science by undertaking activities that help children to develop working scientifically skills and critical thinking. It is introduced, often indirectly, through activities that encourage every child to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world around them. At KS1 and KS2 the curriculum is underpinned by 6 threshold concepts which are regularly revisited and developed over time. The units are taught in a carefully sequenced manner; ensuring that pupils build knowledge, understanding and enquiry skills, which offer them the firm foundation as they make the transition to secondary school to continue their studies further. The topics studied are hierarchical, increasing in challenge as pupils progress from Y1-6.
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Science Curriculum Narrative
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