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 Children are provided with the chance to enhance their comprehension of the world around them while gaining specific skills and knowledge to foster scientific thinking. Children develop an understanding of scientific processes and the practical applications of science, both in the present and for the future. Scientific inquiry skills are integrated into each subject they explore, and these subjects are revisited and expanded upon throughout their school years. For instance, topics like Plants are introduced in Key Stage One and then revisited with more depth in Key Stage Two. This approach allows children to build on their existing knowledge, boosting their interest in the subjects while solidifying this procedural knowledge in their long-term memory. At Joseph Cash, we implement our JC Big Six strategy, ensuring that children can share their learning, collaborate on practical experiments, and summarise their findings in group journals.

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


Curriculum Pathways 

Curriculum Map Principles of teaching Science Science Overview Progression of skills 

KS1 Science Planning Grid KS2 Science Planning Grid Science think sheet 

Weekly Plan Science Investiga 

Knowledge OrganiserLearning Journey Key Scientists