The essence of Science
At Albany Juniors, we teach science by meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. We aim to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
We aim to achieve this by teaching knowledge, skills through high quality sequences of lessons which are designed to help pupils develop their understanding of:
- Use disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Learning about the work of famous scientists.
Teaching is designed to take account of our five key curriculum drivers with skills and knowledge taken from our progression documents to ensure age appropriate content. Where appropriate, links are also made to ensure that children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is enhanced through science.
The following document shows the Science topics being studied within each year group throughout the whole of KS2 at Albany Junior School. It also shows the Scientists that each Year group studies. The Knowledge organisers below accompany each Science topic and help the children with vocabulary and subject knowledge.
Enrichment days for Science have been really successful at Albany Junior School. We have a day a year where we vertically group the children so there is a mix of different year groups within each class. We have had previously had a team of forensics in and also the "Owl Man" who brought in owls and birds of prey for the children to study. The next day of enrichment is all about bringing Literacy into Science. The date is yet to be confirmed.