At Copenhagen we aim to make the school a place where children can explore the world of science and their curiosity can be let loose! We aim to teach topics in an interactive, fun and memorable way. Children are encouraged to think and work scientifically, which is a major part of the new curriculum and is at the heart of every science topic. We see investigations as the driving force of science teaching and learning.
Science is embedded throughout the curriculum to ensure the children are taught the skills and knowledge they need for the future. In addition, all the work that the children do in their science topics is a tool to support learning in literacy and maths.
Science New Curriculum 2014 overview
Science is a core subject within the curriculum. It is taught as a specific subject with the Units of Study for each year group outlined in our yearly overview map.
Pupils will be taught a range of Science skills, knowledge and understanding through topic areas. Science lessons are also used to form cross-curricular links with English, Mathematics and Computing. This may include report writing, information texts, explanation texts, collection and analysis of statistics (data). Computing opportunities will include research on a particular topic, data representation and also the use of interactive programmes that reinforce learning.
Practical approaches to Scientific Investigations form a key part of the Science Curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to raise their own questions and then find ways possible answers and solutions through their independent and collaborative learning.