What does our Science curriculum look like?
At Lakenham we believe that our curriculum should raise aspirations, develop independence and offer all children real-life experiences. In Science we aim to provide a practical, broad and balanced curriculum that enables our children to make sense of the world around them through exploration, investigation and discovery. We strive to develop the key scientific knowledge and the skills through observation, questioning, exploration and investigation. This prepares our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
Working scientifically skills are embedded in each area of study that the children focus on and these areas are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Our curriculum documents are designed (following the expectations of the National Curriculum) to ensure that the knowledge, skills and vocabulary are mapped out and children’s understanding and learning is built on each year. The aim is for our children to leave KS2 ready to take on the challenge of a subject-based timetable at secondary level and with a passion for learning and knowledge. We give the children different opportunities to apply their scientific skills through whole school Science weeks, Learning Outside The Classroom (LOTC) and inviting visitors in.
Click on the image below to see the journey of science at Lakenham.