At Ark Castledown, we believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science is an integral part of our lives and, with this in mind, we provide our children with exciting, hands on opportunities to explore and investigate scientific phenomena. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity. Our pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. 

Our 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 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. 

 

An overview of the areas taught can be seen here: 

Ark Castledown Primary Academy Science Curriculum.