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Primary Science Curriculum

Discussion in 'Primary' started by GrahamAlmond, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. GrahamAlmond

    GrahamAlmond New commenter

    I have recently been made Science Co-ordinator for Sept 10, after completing my NQT - I am really pleased the school has entrusted me with a core subject this early in my career.

    From what I have seen so far the school has based the current curriculum around the QCA SoW - which is fine how ever also on the curriculum are 2 full terms of revision in Y6. This gives me a bit of flexiibility with the units and where there are placed, having experienced QCA SoW I would also like to more away from using these - but where do I start? Obviously I need to make sure there is full coverage still.
    Anyone got any ideas or thoughts about how best to go about his? Or does anyone not follow QCA and has developed their own framework and could explain the process they went through/provide an example Thank You!.
     
  2. Benbamboo

    Benbamboo Occasional commenter

    When I arrived at my current school we taught in topics but science was taught separately. I moved us away from QCA and wrote up all the necessary objectives for chemistry, physics and biology into a table showing progression through the key stages and key vocabulary.
    https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6048239
    https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6048238
    https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6048237
    These are the link to the resource pages if you want to have a look. I never got round to writing up an SC1 set of objectives but we have an APP for primary science from the QCDA which covers the SC1 objectives in a lot of detail.
    The staff in my school now use these to plan with, making sure they cover all the objectives over the course of a 2-year rolling programme, however they appreciate the freedom to link them into the topics how and when they feel it is suitable.
     
  3. These are very useful. How do you operate your 2-year rolling programme?
    Thank you again for posting the original links.
     

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