A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, our pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. The world in 2030 will be very different to that of today. Major changes in population numbers, the environment and new technologies are likely. As we depend on science and technology more and more, our pupils will increasingly need a scientific understanding in order to take part in democratic decision-making and our shared culture. Our aim is to equip and inspire all our children to face the future with confidence and skill to lead happy, useful lives.
We give children the opportunity to visit sites of scientific interest and significance, encourage visitors to come into the school and talk about their knowledge and experience of scientific events and arrange workshop visits from outside specialists.
Planning and Coverage
Pupils in each Key Stage cover the aims and subject content as set out in the National Curriculum. Using a cross - curricular approach we plan using the Key Skills document for Science focusing on the four Key Skills:
Generate ideas: Observe and explore to generate ideas, define problems and pose questions in order to develop investigations and products.
Investigate, observe and record: Engage safely in practical investigations and experiments and gather and record evidence by observation and measurement.
Explain: Communicate and model in order to explain and develop ideas, share findings and conclusions.
Evaluate: To continually make systematic evaluations when designing and making, to bring about improvements in processes and outcomes.