Lead Scientist: Roxy Jefferies
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. At CCI we believe there is no age in which children should start to be curious about how things are made, how they work and what will happen in the future!
Through a hands on, enquiry based approach to the National Curriculum, we help develop a love of scientific curiosity for all pupils. This is integrated into our curriculum as part Curious City; an enquiry led, local learning approach to the 2013 National Curriculum.
Our aim is to promote and inspire future scientists through being a Scientist rather than ‘doing’ science as a single subject as science can span many subjects in many ways.
The Early Years Goals for Understanding the World are:
Past and Present
People, Culture and Communities
The Natural World
The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
Through a range of specifically designed cross-curricular enquires, learners are encouraged to ask scientific questions and use their own observations to help obtain an answer, observe closely using simple equipment, perform simple tests, identify and classify and record data in a variety of ways. This will take place both indoors and outdoors and covering a variety of engaging topics.
Science is planned thoughtfully to ensure coverage of the curriculum and encourage progression. We assess the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: