Science Curriculum

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At Molehill Primary Academy, we aim to give every child the very best start to their education and believe that every child can access our curriculum.  The school aims to ensure that science teaching is vibrant and engaging to foster curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm and independence.  Pupils will gain science capital and develop specific scientific skills and knowledge from a variety of well planned and resourced lessons. The children will develop their IB learner profiles through science opportunities; they will develop an appreciation and awareness of the world from a scientific standpoint and a sense of responsibility regarding the global impact of human activity. Integral to the subject will be an appreciation of the contribution to science from people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and the opportunities available for careers in science. 

At Molehill we deliver the National Curriculum through the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. We start our science teaching based on what the children already know beginning in the Early Years Foundation Stage Understanding the World area of learning. Teachers create a positive attitude to science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in science. Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of science involves the following; 

Teachers’ expert assessment, diagnostic assessments and effective real time feedback provide the opportunity for every pupil, regardless of need or background, to reach their full potential. Impact is demonstrated through pupils’ increased enjoyment, motivation and attainment. Through thorough curriculum coverage pupils’ skill development we will ensure the breadth and depth of science knowledge is embedded for all pupils to develop knowledge and the skills needed to be successful in life. At Molehill, children gain an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the relevance of science to our lives globally and will have the skills to think and behave like scientists and engineers. Our children leave us as active learners who are globally aware, open-minded and reflective thinkers. This will prepare them for a successful transition to secondary school to continue their learning journey.