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Hawksmoor School


Science Curriculum Rationale

Aims: At Hawksmoor we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for Science and believe a high-quality science education will provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognize the power of rational explanation and foster their sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena, understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, analyse causes, and become lifelong learners. 

Through their time at Hawksmoor pupils, should be doing this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analysing functions, relationships, and interactions more systematically. Pupils should also begin to recognise that scientific ideas change and develop over time. They should be selecting the most appropriate ways to answer science questions using different types of scientific enquiry, including observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping, and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests and finding things out using a wide range of secondary sources of information. Pupils should be able to draw conclusions based on their data and observations, use evidence to justify their ideas, and use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.