At the heart of our Science curriculum is a desire to engage our children in exploring the world around them, develop children’s natural curiosity and immerse them in practical and exciting investigations.
By supporting our children to plan and carry out experiments and improve their use and understanding of scientific language, we are equipping our children with the skills to think and work scientifically.
Science is taught weekly across school, with some aspects of science learning creatively linked to our curriculum themes, whilst others are taught more discretely.
Our vision for Science at Coupe Green is to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world around them. We intend to develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We will develop their scientific language, enabling children to talk about their methods and explain their findings and conclusions. The curriculum will motivate them to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data whilst enhancing their practical skills of scientific enquiry.
Our progression of knowledge and skills, which is set out in the National Curriculum Programme of Study, can be found using the link below.
Science Days and Weeks also allow the children to be immersed in investigating an aspect of scientific learning. Previously, the children have enjoyed learning how dinosaurs were excavated from their ice blocks using scientific understanding and problem solving. The children have also been lucky enough to observe our slithery visitor, Sid the Snake, whilst being encouraged to find the answers to their thoughtful questions. We also enjoyed investigating and exploring different aspects of science during our ‘Mad Science’ assembly and club.