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. Pupils should be encouraged to 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.
Aims of the National Curriculum
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
Our aims in teaching Science include:
- children develop a secure knowledge and understanding in biology, chemistry and physics
- children develop an understanding of how to work scientifically through practical work using various types of enquiry
- children understand how scientific knowledge and understanding has changed the world we live in and develop an understanding of the uses of science, today and in the future
- children maintain an enthusiasm and curiosity in science through practical, hands-on, fun lessons
Our planning aims to stimulate the children’s interest and the themes are also linked creatively to other areas of the curriculum.