We aim to give all children the opportunity to explore and develop a deep understanding of the world developing a sense of excitement, foster links with their environment and a curiosity about natural phemonena. We want children to develop key knowledge and conceptual understanding. Our curriculum is designed to help children to think scientifically and to gain an understanding of scientific processes. It is sequenced so that children are building upon prior learning, with strands running across year groups and key stages to ensure depth and breadth of knowledge. Scientific vocabulary is taught and applied across lessons. Across the school, the children build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts. Pupils are encouraged to talk about their understanding and pose questions to develop their thinking. The children learn about the life and work of famous scientists.
We want children to:
- Acquire scientific skills and processes.
- Develop understanding and use of scientific language.
- Develop the skills of investigation - including observing, measuring
- Predict, hypothesise, experiment, communicate, interpret, explain and evaluate.
- Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
- Develop the use of ICT in investigating and recording.
- Enable our children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data.
- Foster concern about, and active care for, our environment
- Develop a natural curiosity and scientific approach to problems.
Children carry out investigations which involve the following enquiry approaches:
- fair testing
- observation over time
- pattern seeking
- identifying, grouping and classifying
- problem solving
During these investigations they will develop the following key skills:
- asking questions
- making predictions
- setting up tests
- observing and measuring
- recording data
- interpreting and communicating results
We have an annual Science Week where the children get to look at science in even more detail.
We are also an accredited ECO school; we regularly encourage the children to learn more about their environment and take responsibility for making it a better place.