Intent, Implementation and Impact

At Sutton in Craven School, our science curriculum is designed to foster curiosity, challenge and community.

Our intent is to give every child a broad and balanced Science curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover what is around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We want our children to be excited about science. We want our children to have a lifelong love of learning.

Our lessons are coherently planned and sequenced with the child and their interests at the heart of what we do. A new strand of the science curriculum is taught every half term, its frequency dependent on the objectives and links to other aspects of the curriculum. This means it could be taught weekly over a half term or as a block over a series of afternoons to allow the children to be fully immersed in that topic.

Our aim is to secure and extend our children’s scientific knowledge so that they understand how science plays a key part in their daily lives and we encourage them to make links and connections with the wider world, outside of Sutton.  We challenge children and spark curiosity through investigation and provide our children with the tools, resources and vocabulary needed to answer those big questions through scientific enquiry.

We give every child the opportunity to take part in annual whole school science events. We also work in partnership with other local schools to raise the profile on science within our community. By the time our children leave our school, we want them to be equipped with the knowledge and skills they require in order for them to succeed in future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.