Herne Bay Junior School
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The teaching of Science promotes children’s understanding of the world around us. We believe that the best Science lessons are practical, open-ended in nature and link to real life contexts within children’s lives. Children are encouraged to investigate their own ideas, conduct a variety of experiments using a wide range of equipment. Links between other subjects such as Maths and English are used in the recording of data and explaining ideas in a logical way. Our lessons are not limited to the classroom – wherever possible, teachers enhance the learning of their classes by conducting lessons outside, including our wildlife area. This aspect of outdoor learning teachers the children to be team players, build resilience and develop into scientific thinkers.

Each year group covers an aspect of Physics, Biology and Chemistry over the year. Where possible, these topics are linked to other aspects of the curriculum to ensure a balanced programme of study. To ensure consistency across the school, teachers also incorporate the National Curriculum’s ‘Working Scientifically’ into their lessons.

Science Progression

Science Long Term Plan

If you have any further questions about our science curriculum please contact the school office.