Establishing lifelong learning: rooted in knowledge, enriched by experience
Our science teaching and learning is based on the National curriculum and gives children an understanding of scientific knowledge and skills to help them think and work scientifically. Lessons planned have dual learning objectives. Our curriculum gives children an understanding of scientific processes and provides the foundation for understanding our world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Our teaching and learning sequences are planned and delivered to ensure the learning is memorable and key knowledge, vocabulary and skills are remembered and applied to new learning.
Our teaching develops scientists who have-
Developed a curiosity and respect for the world around them.
Are able to ask questions, make predictions, carry out investigations, evaluate their findings, reflect on their learning and make links.
Have developed a passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.
Have excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving problems and reporting scientific findings.
Have a well-developed scientific vocabulary.
Have developed the knowledge and skills to use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it using ICT, diagrams, graphs and charts.
Have developed an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.
Science teaching encourages children to pursue their natural curiosity about the world around them, allows them to develop a sense of awe and wonder and promotes the experience of exploring, investigating and questioning. Our teachers, when planning, optimise the use of our locality and community to maximise learning.
Our teaching and learning is based on our values of excellence, nurture, community and exploration.