The Science National Curriculum states that ‘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’.
Our school teaches Science through our bespoke curriculum and the National Curriculum. Science is taught each week in addition to whole school Science weeks 3 times a year: These are scheduled for the beginning of terms 2,4 and 6. Our science curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that all of our chidlren are encouraged to explore the world, ask questions and learn through practical discovery. Our committment to quality teaching and learning in science has resulted us in achieveing the Primary Science Quality Mark gold award.