We provide a science curriculum that provides opportunities for investigative lessons. Children are exposed to a wide variety of topics that support their natural curiosity for learning. Our curriculum aims to broaden the children’s scientific view of, and respect for, the world around them, whilst promoting a love for enquiry and wanting to explore new things. We want our pupils to develop a love for science that carries through into later life, instilling in them an awareness of how science is relevant in today’s society. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout their time here, so that they can independently plan and carry out investigations to answer questions that puzzle them; competently use scientific equipment to measure and record data accurately and have the necessary skills and vocabulary to confidently explain concepts and articulate their findings.
Our aims in teaching science are that all children will: -
• Have the ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings;
• Be Confident and competent in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations;
• Demonstrate excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings;
• Demonstrate high levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills;
• Have the ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork;
• A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.a