Crags Community School


Crags Science Curriculum

At Crags Community School, we believe that a high quality Science curriculum should be designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.  Through coherently planned and sequenced lessons, we encourage pupils to make sense of and explore the world around them through lines of scientific enquiries which include:

-       Comparative and Fair Tests

-       Observing over time

-       Pattern Seeking

-       Identifying and Classifying

-       Research (using secondary sources)

This supports our children to acquire a breadth of scientific skills which are reinforced and revisited throughout their primary years. We expect children to leave each year group with a set of skills, key knowledge and language that they can continuously build upon. We support children to understand the world with increasing independence, through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics and learn how Science has changed (and continues to change) our lives and is vital to the world’s future.

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Curriculum Documents

National Curriculum  Whole School Overview   Progression Map

Vocabulary     Lesson Sequence