Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us.
At Pinders Primary School we aim to:
Encourage the development of positive attitudes to science.
Deliver the National Curriculum Science in ways that are imaginative, purposeful, well controlled and enjoyable.
Help in developing and extending the children’s scientific concept of their world and encouraging them to ask deeper questions about the world around them.
Deliver clear and accurate teacher explanations and skilful questioning. Provide guidance but at the same time allowing children the freedom to explore as independently as possible.
Make strong, purposeful links between science and other subjects.
Use ICT in a meaningful way to extend learning.
Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques. Enable children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data whilst becoming experts at analysing the data they collect.
Develop the following skills of investigation – observation, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating and interpreting.
*Children in the Early Years setting are taught the required science elements of the EYFS document (found under the Understanding of the World), through cross curricular themes.