At Watermoor CofE Primary School, we have a vision for science that is underpinned by our whole school values. Through the regular teaching of science by a range of our teachers, we hope that we are meeting the our vision by implementing our principles in all our learning.
As is described in the National Curriculum, schools have some flexibility as to where they teach the science programme of study as long as all necessary objectives are covered by the end of a particular key stage. We have chosen to act on this flexibility so that we can teach science in an age-appropriate, context driven way where possible. For example, in Year 1 'Everyday Materials' is taught within the class theme of 'Fire! Fire!' so that purposeful links can be made between The Great Fire of London and different materials. Similarly, in Year 4 'Rocks' is taught within the class theme of 'Stone Age to Iron Age' to support pupil understanding of those civilisations.
Due to COVID-19 and school closures, we made some amendments to our science curriculum coverage for the academic years of 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. These can be seen in yellow on the overview below.
In April 2021, we started an exciting, new science journey - we are working towards gaining a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). This award will recognise the progress that science at our school has made over the past few years, as well as supporting us with further developments. Hopefully we will have more information for you in April 2022!