Overview of Science

Science is taught across all key stages within the school and takes a prominent place in the school curriculum. As an Academy, we realise that a solid foundation in all of the areas of science is vital in ensuring our pupils have the greatest chance of success at Secondary and beyond. Through following the National Curriculum Programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2, we ensure that the children receive a well balanced curriculum that prepares them well for future learning.

At Kibblesworth Academy we develop curiosity in Science through encompassing knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. We inspire children to explore different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Children are encouraged to ask their own questions and be given opportunities to use their scientific skills and research to discover their answers. During their time at Kibblesworth Academy, children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that scientific enquiry skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at our school, so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently. All children will be given the opportunity to explore a range of different Scientists and inventors, while also challenging stereotypical viewpoints. At our school, a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science is vital to the world’s future. All pupils will build up key foundational knowledge and concepts and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.  

Gifted children, and those who show an interest and aptitude for science, will be able to attain Science passports. These children are known as our ‘Science ambassadors’.  These will provide challenge and allow the children on this register to showcase their talents, gain abstract knowledge and focus further time on their scientific enjoyment. They will be able to collect stickers as they complete the passport enrichment activities. These passports will also link to the CREST award- a student-led project aimed at children discovering science through investigation. 

They will take a prominent role in our British Science week activities in March, assemblies and to promote Science across our school through mentoring. 

For further information please feel free to download a copy of the new National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Key Stage 1 and 2 below: