At Cogenhoe, our stimulating, innovative Science curriculum is designed to ensure that all of our children, no matter what their ability, are exposed to a set of skills that will not only equip them with the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Science but will enable them to have an awareness of the world around them. Our engaging, well sequenced Science lessons create curious pupils who ask questions and challenge theories. Teachers continue to build on key concepts yearly in order to ensure tht learning has formed in their long term memory.
The children are taught discrete Science for a minimum of two hours per week covering subjects such as materials, physical processes, life processes and living things; all alongside being shown how to use scientific skills, investigative skills and questioning.
The children are taught in a range of practical ways, to guarantee that they have been exposed to a variety of different Scientific enquiries.
Children have the opportunity to learn through taking part in practical, hands on tasks and experiments, observing and questioning. Investigations will be reinforced with knowledge and understanding that they have gained from the experience. They have the opportunity to implement their own investigations right from Reception. Children also have the chance to carry on their passion for Science outside of school as Cogenhoe work in partnership with outside Scientists who undertake termly Science clubs for children that want to explore their interest further.
Our pupils consistently achieve the learning intentions set out for them at the end of a taught unit and at the end of a school year. Assessment is tracked consistently throughout individual lessons and during school assessment weeks. Our Science books and whole class floor books clearly demonstarte the breadth of learning and exploration which has taken place. Our pupils are able to clearly talk about their learning previously and how it has helped to prepare them for future learning. Our children love Science; they feel challenged and excited by the learning that is on offer to them at Cogenhoe.
Whole School Science Topic overview