At Redhill, our dream is for all children to leave our school as:
Children who have experienced a high-quality science education that provides the foundations for understanding the world. Children who are naturally curious with understanding of key scientific concepts, knowledge and skills, helping them to ask and answer questions and develop a sense of excitement about the world around them. Children who recognise the power of rational explanation and have developed a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Scientists who understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Children who have a lifelong interest in the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Young scientists who have knowledge of a diverse range of famous scientists who also think about science as a possible career when they are older. Through investigations and engaging teaching children who have developed scientific literacy, critical thinking and a love of science. Young adults who know how to lead a healthy lifestyle which has been embedded within their teaching. Leaving Year 6, children who are able to question scientifically, know ways to investigate this through our 7 types of investigation and then analyse and evaluate results and conclusions.
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world. Children are naturally curious and the teaching of key scientific concepts, knowledge and skills helps children to ask and answer questions, and develop a sense of excitement about the world around them. We teach children to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. The national curriculum objectives help children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. We understand the value of hands on lessons with an emphasis on investigations help to bring the subject
to life. Through our Science teaching, we want to spark a lifelong interest in the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, which helps more children go on to choose a career in scientific fields.
The focus of science teaching in Key Stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. Children are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. We help them develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions. Children begin to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways.
In Key Stage 2, children begin to broaden their scientific view of the world around them and by the end of primary school they should have deepened their understanding of scientific concepts. They will explore and talk about their ideas; ask their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analyse functions, relationships and interactions more systematically. They are taught to choose the most appropriate way to investigate their scientific questions and plan, carry out, analysis, explain and draw conclusions with increasing confidence.
Redhill Curriculum: Science Overview
Animal life cycles
Rocks and soils
How plants grow
Animals including humans
States of matter
Living things and their habitats
Properties and changes of materials
Living things and their habitats
Light and shadow
Expected Standards Documents
If you have any questions about this area of the curriculum, please feel free to get in touch with the co-ordinator either through Class Dojo or by contacting the school office.