At Wroughton Academies, Science is taught through our CUSP curriculum. Science units are organised into three distinct subject domains: biology, physics and chemistry. The units teach both substantive knowledge (the subject knowledge and vocabulary for each topic) and disciplinary knowledge (the knowledge of how to work scientifically).

A guiding principle of CUSP Science is that each unit connects to prior learning, thus helping to accelerate new learning. Science vocabulary specific to each unit is taught to enhance and deepen understanding.

Each unit details the topic’s big idea and lessons are structured around a learning question which children are able to answer by the end.