Science is a subject that ensures all children are able to succeed by having a ‘hands on approach’ to their learning.
This approach ensures that we stimulate children’s curiosity about the world around them and gives opportunities to explore in a style that encompasses all learners. It allows children of all ages to interact with first-hand experiences, which are vital in developing their knowledge and understanding of science and its effects on the world.
Science provides numerous opportunities for questioning and allows time for children to explore/investigate their ideas so they are able to draw their own conclusions. This approach allows the children to develop independence in learning and a thirst to prove/disprove their concepts.
As with all curriculum areas in our school, science is sometimes taught as part of a much wider topic. This is so that the science work your child will study can be seen to be applicable in a wider context. However, there are many times when science will be taught on their own, because this is the best way for your child.
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 inquiries 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