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 should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our Science Curriculum is designed to support the Programme of Study set out in the National Curriculum and also, in partnership with the Ogden Trust, to build upon children’s curiosity, enthusiasm and understanding of physics.
We aim to ensure pupils:
We promote science in school not only through discrete lessons but links to real-life events and experiences, such as Tim Peake’s space exploration, understanding why we have leap years and the development of our school grounds – particularly forest school, the pond and garden, for which pupils help to maintain.
Through our work with the Ogden Trust, links are developed with other schools and a range of extra-curricular activities are available to our pupils such as Science Club at the local high school, family workshops and activity days at the local grammar school.
We also acknowledge progress and effort in science with a weekly Scientist award presented in assembly.
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