The science curriculum at Christ the King Catholic Primary School follows the content of the National Curriculum. Our overviews and progression documents can be found below.
The school curriculum aims to show meaningful progression within each unit of work, as well as across year groups and key stages. We believe that revisiting concepts regularly to consolidate and extend the pupils’ understanding is vital. We also believe that investigative science should be at the heart of science lessons in our school.
For individual lesson plans, teachers focus on a scientist and big question to encourage indiviual ideas and enable children to find their own evidence to answer questions or raise further scientific questions. We believe that concept questions make science more relatable to everyday situations and help with learning substantive knowledge. As well as progression in knowledge, our curriculum provides planned opportunities to develop disciplinary skills as students plan, observe, take recordings, hypothesise, find patterns, research and draw conclusions.
We also have a Mad Science after school club and support the curriculum with trips to science museums, farms and investigate our local area. Each year we celebrate British Science week.