The Science Curriculum
SNAP is the Scheme of Work that has been chosen to support Science teaching and learning at St Nicholas. It ensures that skills and knowledge are built upon progressively, children are actively engaged as young scientists and that the requirements of the National Curriculum are met.
An overview of Science themes from Year R to Year 6 can be viewed on the 'Curriculum Overview' section of the website. Care has been taken to make cross curricular links with other subjects where it is beneficial to do so.
At St Nicholas, we aim for every child to: -
Teaching and Learning
Teachers use SNAP Science Scheme of Work to support the delivery of each series of lessons. Adaptions are made to support the varying needs of learners and to utilise the benefits of the local environment.
Lessons are usually weekly but sometimes they are blocked to allow for extended time with some investigations.
Each lesson follows a similar approach which is for children to: -
The Subject Summaries above are shared with the children to provide an overview of new key knowledge and subject specific vocabulary. They are also used to share how new learning builds upon previous learning and for reference and revision.