Science at Canon Johnson
The Canon Johnson curriculum enables pupils to develop their knowledge and skills ready for each stage of their learning journey. It deepens their knowledge, enriches their understanding and embeds skills. In our school we split this into three phases:
- EYFS Through play and exploration, create the experiential foundations for later school success.
- KS1 Building upon the firm foundations from EYFS in all areas of learning to access the wider curriculum at KS2.
- KS2 Give pupils the knowledge and skills in preparation for next stage of educational learning.
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 an 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
At Canon Johnson, we teach discrete science units to support the teaching and learning of science. This embeds the working scientifically requirements into each topic so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children are developing skills of observation, investigation and fair testing, classification, data handling. Each unit is supported by a Knowledge Organiser which details the essential knowledge, essential vocabulary (Tier 3), then key texts/ key scientific figure and any other supporting resources for each unit.