Science Intent Statement & Progression Map

Science Intent Statement

At Longhoughton CE Primary School, we see Science as a way of making sense of the world. It provides explanations and reasons for everything that occurs in the world around us. The work of scientists over centuries has resulted in a body of knowledge and it is this scientific knowledge that needs to be passed onto the children. However, it is not just the acquisition of scientific knowledge that is important. The process of scientific investigation also needs to be taught and in fact it is through the process of investigation that children learn best. Therefore, it is our intent that science in the school is taught, whenever possible, through experimental and investigative work. Wherever possible it should be meaningful and should relate to and extend their everyday experiences. We think it is important to teach the children about significant scientists and discoveries and the impact this has on our world today.

Science scheme of work ensures that children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the science national curriculum for KS1 and KS2.