From the 1st September 2014, the new National Curriculum for England came into force.
It contains the Programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all key stages.
As a school we are teaching these programmes of study using a thematic book based curriculum where it is relevant and appropriate.
If you would like further information on the New National Curriculum please follow the link below:-
The National Curriculum (Sept 2013) document for Science states:
'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.'
The aims of science at Matchborough First School Academy are;
If you have any questions about Science at Matchborough First School Academy please ask your child's teacher or one of us.
The Lead Learners for Science are Mrs H Buckland and Mrs Barlow
At Matchborough we are always looking to embed children's key skills across the curriculum where relevant. One example of this is through linking STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) to the wider curriculum. Examples of this are through whole school Science days and STEM clubs.