Science Subject Intent
Our science curriculum follows programmes of study, which allow the children to access a breadth of topics and to teach them a range of skills. Cross-curricular links are made with our Topic Work, which ensures the children can fully immerse themselves in their learning and make links between subjects. Our aim is to encourage scientific exploration, investigation and discovery by providing continual opportunities for hands-on immersive learning. We aim to build our children’s resilience and confidence in core science skills so that they can progress and develop their communication and independence within the subject.
Our curriculum follows a three-year rolling programme for each phase, where topics and coverage are differentiated across the pathways. We ensure that core science skills and content are taught and built upon. Our curriculum has been designed to give many opportunities to revisit core-concepts, so that children are able to deepen their understanding through the breadth of the curriculum. We ensure that recurring core science content is varied, engaging, and relevant and linked to real-life contexts for our children and young people.
We ensure high quality teaching by embedding specialist schemes of work for SEND pupils within our curriculum design. These are provided for teachers to use as a framework to plan from, ensuring the quality and coverage of core science skills are executed over school.
Social Communication skills play a vital role in our ability to form relationships and enable us to function in everyday life. Successful social interaction require a multitude of skills, the will be develop through our Social communication curriculum. This will focus upon needs and wants, listening, conversations, identity.
Learners in Phase 4 are working towards accredited courses at either Entry Level 1 or 2: they have a weekly science lesson. The units are carefully selected to be relevant, progressive developing skills and knowledge that will be useful in adulthood. See over view below: