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It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree – make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to

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Through a well sequenced curriculum that explores specific scientific themes yearly and has a real focus on working practically and scientifically, pupils remember more and have the confidence to think and talk like scientists.


Intelligent Talkers

Insatiable Readers

Impeccably Behaved

Inclusive Citizens

  • Knowledge organisers are built on high level vocabulary that is specifically taught. This supports pupils to talk like scientists as well as build their vocabulary as they move through the well sequenced curriculum.
  • Pupils have ‘talk time’ built into the curriculum to support scientific articulacy and to help them remember more by recalling previous knowledge.
  • Pupils are exposed to scientific texts in lesson and out of lesson to support their understanding and how to read for knowledge. This supports pupils to think and talk like scientists.
  • Pupils have opportunities to study diagrams that support their understanding in depth. This supports them to remember more.
  • Lessons that have a focus on working practically and scientifically create disciplined scientists who know correct conduct in lessons.
  • Lessons are well planned and ensure success through a well sequenced curriculum.
  • Pupils are engaged and enjoy the curriculum, this in turn supports an environment conductive to learning.
  • Science lessons support pupils to make sense of the world around them. A focus on Oracy and the ability to talk like scientists ensures that all pupils can participate and enjoy science lessons.
  • Lessons are planned to be inclusive for all pupils. A focus on specific scientific themes that are covered year on year support pupils to remember more.