At William Davis, Science is taught through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), both ‘implicitly’ through cross-curricular topics as well as ‘explicitly’ through stand-alone units. The units are taught through a two-year cycle to ensure full coverage of The National Curriculum. At William Davis we continually strive to provide a high-quality science education for all of our pupils.
According to the Department for Education:
‘A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. 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 about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes’ DfE (2014)
During the academic year, we supplement our classroom-based science with in-school science workshops, visits and trips to ensure that our pupils not only develop as well-rounded ‘scientists’ but also continue to be excited and curious about the world in which they live.
For more information about the National Curriculum requirements for Science, please click on the following link:
Please scroll down to see our curriculum map for the teaching of IPC science across the school.