Statement of Intent: Science
At the Sherwood, all science is embedded within the curriculum. We have developed the syllabus to include a wide range of topics that inspire children. We believe this encourages them to question scientific hypotheses and nurtures their natural curiosity about the world around them. As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, we actively encourage children to consider the role of science in modern life; including the effects of pollution on the environment, interdependence and fair trade to name a few.
Your education should help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
Elements of science are taught through a range of activities, for example guided reading; weekly spelling tests; biographical texts based on the lives of renowned scientists; data recording and analysis in maths to name a few. Global Goals are included within our teaching and learning across the broader curriculum to enable children to learn about issues affecting the environment.
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
We follow an enquiry-based approach to the teaching and learning of science, planning regular practical science investigations, to engage and enthuse pupils and to develop the acquisition of scientific enquiry skills. We follow the National Curriculum programmes of study in Key Stages 1 and 2, using a range of resources from different schemes of work to ensure full coverage.
Alongside the development of practical enquiry skills, such as prediction; observation, measuring etc., we also encourage children to develop their knowledge through factual recall linked to the specific area of study. Progress and attainment are monitored using the Merton Assessment System, following the completion of each unit of study in order that next steps can be carefully adapted and planned to meet the needs of all children.
Our Science curriculum map and skills progression document are available below.