Science Leader: Ms Lisa Roberts
Our science curriculum aims to give children the ability to raise questions and think independently. Children will develop a range of skills, knowledge as well as carrying out exciting, practical scientific investigations. We aim through our teaching that all children will develop a passion for science.
The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Children should be taught to…
Key Stage 1
- Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
- They should experience different types of scientific enquiries and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions
Lower Key Stage 2
- Ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
- They should start to make their own decisions about the most appropriate types of scientific enquiry they might use to answer questions
Upper Key Stage 2
- Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions
- Select and plan the most appropriate type of scientific enquiry to use to answer scientific questions
What does working scientifically involve?
- Asking a question
- Choosing ways to try to answer the question
- Planning how to answer the question
- Carrying out (doing) some form of enquiry or investigation
- Reviewing and reflecting on the findings
- Trying to answer the question
- Raising more questions!