Science is a unique opportunity for children to explore, discover and investigate the world around them.
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.
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
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and
implications of science, today and for the future
Our school enables children to be educated in scientific awareness so as to experience a means of undertaking this exploration and discovery in a meaningful and rewarding way. These experiences will help them to understand more about the world they live in and challenge them to develop their own concepts and ideas. Exploration of science through experience is the heart of the scientific process. We aim to ensure that such experiences will be appropriate, relevant, offer challenges and satisfy the child’s curiosity.
The following documents provide an overview of the Science Curriculum.
National Curriculum - Science
Science Curriculum Map
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