Our science curriculum allows all pupils to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to help them think like a scientist, develop an understanding of scientific processes, and to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
Students at Sir John Hunt have an ambitious, knowledge rich science curriculum that explores the world through the separate disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. This curriculum builds on their prior knowledge, enabling them to recall information and apply their understanding to a range of scientific scenarios, so that they can solve problems with rational explanations. The knowledge and experience they gain will support them to make critical judgements and to draw conclusions based on evidence. Students will develop a curiosity about the world around them and will be able to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.
Big Ideas in Science
Big Ideas are the building blocks of subjects. Our curriculum is based around 17 ‘Big Ideas’ in science. Six of these big ideas are based around biology, four around chemistry and Six around physics. One big idea is based on the scientific process which is the disciplinary knowledge in science.
The Big Ideas are: