We believe that science provides the foundation for understanding the world around us. It can not only teach pupils about the world they live in, but also how to study it and make sense of various phenomena. As such, it is a fundamental aspect of all children’s learning.
In order to achieve this understanding, we intend science to involve high quality, engaging teaching and learning experiences, which allow children to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills.
We intend for pupils to understand how major scientific ideas have contributed to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving the quality of life. Children will learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world. The children are encouraged to be independent learners and thinkers, ask relevant questions and lead investigations. Children are immersed in scientific language and we ensure children use this vocabulary and apply their skills to describe, interpret and evaluate findings.
Miss Ashworth is our science subject leader. As she is the EYFS teacher she knows the importance of learning through play. In science we learn through practical investigations and this is at the heart of the whole school teaching of science. Miss Ashworth is currently working with the STEM Science project through Manchester University to enhance the opportunities our children have in science.
British Science Week 5th - 14th March 2021