An effective science curriculum enables children to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. The focus of the newly developed curriculum makes learning meaningful and purposeful to children by providing exciting and practical experiences, that encourage curiosity and questioning. Science and Engineering are rapidly growing and are important industries in the modern world. Even if children do not become scientists or engineers, they will grow up in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills.
What is the Science Curriculum?
Our delivery of the science curriculum will equip children with the scientific knowledge needed to understand and appreciate the world around them, today and in the future. As highlighted in the aim of the National Curriculum (2014): “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.”
Our aim is for children to become great scientists through:
- Developing vocabulary
- Asking questions
- Investigating problems
- Making observations of the world around them
- Use simple equipment accurately
- Designing and carrying out their own investigations
- Making links between their learning and test results
- Analysing results to answer questions or to support their findings.
What do children learn?
Please refer to the Science curriculum overview document.