Purpose of study from the national curriculum
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.
At All Saints we will develop scientists that:
- Develops the children's sense of curiosity in their world.
- Encourages children to observe and ask questions about what they learn and have the desire to find the answers for themselves, through application of learnt concepts.
- Ensures children have a deep-rooted knowledge of the world around them, including how they, as humans, fit into this world.
- Develop children's thinking to ensure that they question results collected or ideas they learn - reflecting on why they have found the answers they have.
- Children are immersed in age -appropriate scientific vocabulary in all year groups to ensure that they have the subject specific language skills required to communicate their understanding.
Our science curriculum provides real-life opportunities to apply and deepen their skills and knowledge in the core curriculum subjects ensuring that they can understand the rationale behind learning in these areas.
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.
The school curriculum for science
- To draw on the local communities and global communities
- Ask and answer scientific questions
- Plan and carry out scientific investigations
- Evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately