Across the school, we teach Science using the CUSP curriculum, which pays close attention to guidance provided by the National Curriculum sequence and content. Our ambitious Science curriculum has the intention of increasing children’s ability to think scientifically, enriching children’s vocabulary and wider view of the world, and putting what they learn into practice.
The following core concepts underpin our teaching of Science and we strive to weave these concepts into each unit we teach:
Identifying and classifying
Observing over time
Fair and comparative testing
At Woodhall we aim to provide a rich experience of Science that enables our children to experience both depth and breadth in the units they cover. This is achieved through our “revisit” units where we revise units from earlier parts of the year to consolidate learning.
The methodology for teaching Science at Woodhall is to provide opportunities for children to develop their questioning skills, ignite curiosity and to widen their knowledge of the world and how it works. We want our children to respond proactively and positively to problem solving challenges and strive to learn more about the “how” and “why” of the world around us and beyond. We recognise that ‘our children are the future’ and they need to be equipped with the necessary skills to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, and questioning in order to become capable citizens.
We also recognise that Science encompasses a broad range of subject knowledge and draws on disciplines from the wider world such as mathematics, engineering, computing and geography. We believe making these curriculum connections are essential components that help to engage and connect our children with the opportunities Science provide.
By the time our children leave Woodhall they will have the skills, knowledge and experience to have a level of independent thinking to carry through to their future education and into their lives beyond the classroom.
For further information on the curriculum please read the Subject Overview which is available in the attachments section on this page.