We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st century. At Parkfield Primary School we believe that the teaching of science develops in children an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live and fosters in them a respect for the environment.
We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Science fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non living. It allows children to develop original ideas and a questioning attitude.
In science, pupils are encouraged to be open- minded and to try and make sense of what they see and find out.
“Science is an integral part of modern culture. It stretches the imagination and creativity of young people. Its challenges are quite enormous.”
- Equip children to use themselves as starting points for learning about science, and to build on their enthusiasm and natural sense of wonder about the world.
- Develop through practical work the skills of observation, prediction, investigation, interpretation, communication, questioning and hypothesizing, and increased use of precise measurement skills and ICT.
- Encourage and enable pupils to offer their own suggestions, and to be creative in their approach to science, and to gain enjoyment from their scientific work.
- Enable children to develop their skills of co-operation through working with others, and to encourage where possible, ways for children to explore science in forms which are relevant and meaningful to them.
- Teach scientific enquiry through contexts taken from the National Curriculum for science.
- Encourage children to collect relevant evidence and to question outcome and to persevere.
- Encourage children to treat the living and non-living environment with respect and sensitivity.
- Stress the need for personal and group safety by the correct usage and storage of resources.
- To enable children to appreciate that we do not always know the answers and results when carrying out scientific enquiry.
Science is taught across the school following the 2014 National Curriculum.
The Whole School Curriculum Map details every topic, including Science, that each class covers in each term throughout the school year. However, more detail about the objectives covered in each unit can be found in the half termly curriculum overviews.
When planning, teachers use this document to ensure that the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding for the year group are taught. It ensures high expectations are set in an exciting, comprehensive and broad curriculum.
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