The Science National Curriculum (2014) states that:
'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 national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
Our Science Curriculum has been carefully planned to ensure progress for each year group. Powick staff have worked collaboratively to develop a Science Curriculum Map and Progression of Skills document which meets the aims of the National Curriculum, ensures that all enquiry types are experienced and which also addresses the needs of the children in our school.
PSQM is a comprehensive evidence-based professional development programme that effectively develops science leadership, ensuring teachers have the knowledge, capability and support they need to transform science education and shape future generations. So far, since its national launch in 2010, more than 5000 Primary Science Quality Marks (PSQM) have been awarded, creating a solid foundation of quality science education for over 1,000,000 children.
We are proud to say that we are one of those schools and it is a privilege to be certified by such a brilliant organisation.