Implementation in Science
A range of science topics is taught in every year group, linked where appropriate to a Power of Reading book that is the focus for the term (for example, studying State of Matter in Year 4 when the Power of Reading Book is Ice Trap). Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic and these are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics such as Plants or Materials, for example, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics, providing progression in skills and knowledge, and developing mastery.
All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their science-based questions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.