Wherever possible, Science is taught through class topics, although some areas in Year 5 & 6 are taught discretely or as ‘science events’ such as science days. Our planning ensures that the children develop skills in observation, questioning, formulating hypotheses, measuring, comparing and interpreting, and aims to develop scientific and conceptual knowledge through biology, chemistry and physics.
The essential characteristics of successful scientists are:
The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.
Through our involvement with STEM projects, children learn about the application of science concepts in practical situations.