“Science and everyday life cannot
and should not be separated,”
Oracy and Science
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality.
It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day," Albert Einstein.
We recognise that the learning of science makes an important contribution to all aspects of life. We believe science is best learned through practical experiences and therefore plan and deliver investigative and experimental based lessons, thus enabling our pupils to gain enjoyment and satisfaction from the challenge of being a scientist. In accordance with our school’s philosophy, we seek to inspire all pupils with our positive attitude towards science and the development of scientific skills.
Through our teaching of science we aim to:
Develop science knowledge and understanding by working scientifically through a practical approach
Help children of all abilities develop positive attitudes towards science
Fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum
Provide children with the opportunity to broaden their view of the world around them through an appropriate balance of chemistry, physics and biology
Foster concern about, and appreciation of, our environment
Promote a healthy lifestyle
Provide opportunity for children to work independently and in groups
Allow children to develop their curiosity
Develop cross curricular links where possible (e.g. number, ICT, working with others, speaking and listening)
Develop children’s knowledge of the processes involved in science
Allow children time to ask questions and explore ideas
Provide children with opportunities to gain an understanding of science related current affairs
Provide children with opportunities to develop knowledge of how to spell scientific vocabulary correctly and with confidence
Our children should:
Have a positive attitude towards science
Develop a bank of skills to enable them to work scientifically both independently and in groups
Apply scientific understanding and processes to other areas of the curriculum with confidence
Have a curiosity for science processes and events and show an interest in the world around them
Access all areas of the science curriculum regardless of ability or background
Our Chair of Governors, Mr Veall, delivered a materials workshop to our year one children. Take a look below. They really enjoyed it! Thank you, Mr Veall.