"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. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and 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."
(The Purpose of Science Study, National Curriculum for England, 2014)
Our school's aim is to meet fully the requirements of the new National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework whilst stimulating our children’s curiosity and wonder about the natural world around them. In order to do this we have developed clear principles of effective planning, teaching, learning and assessment of learning which we endeavour to follow for each unit of work. The children are encouraged to ask questions about things that they experience and observe and this allows them to develop into independent thinkers with a lively and enquiring mind just like super scientists!
In 2012, we were awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (Silver) which recognises excellent practice is the delivery of the Science curriculum and we are also lucky to have a member of our teaching staff win the prestigious ‘Primary Science Teacher of the Year’ award in the same year!