At Moor Green our curriculum is designed and adapted to engage, support and challenge all pupils from our diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds.

It is designed to give all pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.

Our investigative science encourages pupils to be inquisitive about how things work and why things happen in a certain way. Ultimately, this will help all pupils to understand the world they are growing up in and provide them with skills to better access it, as well as becoming creative thinkers and adults who strive to seek solutions to problems and answers to life’s questions.

We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Alongside scientific knowledge and the understanding of concepts, our pupils develop a healthy curiosity about our universe and gain respect for the living and non-living as well as use their skills to understand how science can be used today and in the future. We ensure that working scientifically skills are well-sequenced and develop throughout pupil’s time at the school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, carrying out investigations, and explaining concepts confidently using high-quality vocabulary that they will develop throughout EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.

In the Early Years, pupils begin to develop their observational and critical thinking skills by investigating and exploring the world around them. Pupils discover and learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.

In Key Stage One, children ask simple questions and recognise they can be answered in many ways. They are introduced to the concept of making a simple test fair and through observing, identifying, classifying, gathering and recording; children are developing their curiosity of exploring science to support them becoming young scientists.

In Key Stage 2, children broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They do this through exploring, discussing, testing and developing ideas about everyday experiences and the relationships between living things and familiar environments. Through observations over time and noticing patterns, children can group and classify as well as independently control a test so that it is fair and draw simple conclusions, with reference to secondary sources.

Pupils will leave Moor Green with transferable skills that they can connect with new knowledge in the wider world. They will have the expertise and confidence to flourish in different scientific domains and discover a future that is worth pursuing.