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Our curriculum is based on the 'National Curriculum' objectives and ensures that concepts are thoroughly covered.

City Road Primary School uses the Talk in Science approach. This is an approach that teaches pupils to think and talk like a scientist. It is embedded into the curriculum of the school, which is language-rich, exciting and practical. Difficult concepts and core knowledge are broken down into accessible steps through answering core questions that are presented to the learners. Children unlock the core knowledge through a range of adaptive methods and put the knowledge into context through a range of methods. The Science Action Dictionary teaches key vocabulary for a given module through the use of drama and utilizing actions that relates to the word’s definition. The vocabulary is used in context and frequently revisited to ensure that terms are embedded from a child’s working memory into their long-term memory. Core knowledge is revisited throughout a child’s time within the school, through the design of the curriculum and the application of review quizzes, where past learning, including learning from preceding years is reviewed.

‘Science Scenarios’ utilise previous knowledge and the processes of ‘Working Scientifically’ in a non-threatening way, which provide children with an opportunity to apply their knowledge within a mini, hypothetical investigation. Children will be given a fictious scenario and asked to apply their knowledge and make a prediction about the outcome. The fictious results are then shared and the children will collectively draw a conclusion.

‘Enquiry Games’ are used to support a child’s understanding of ‘working scientifically’. The games are age appropriate and are linked to the outcomes of the National Curriculum for Science, specifically ‘working scientifically’. Children develop their understanding of the different methodologies through a range of quick paced activities that require pupils to develop and apply their understanding of ‘working scientifically’ to a given hypothetical investigation.