At St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, we believe Science is a fundamental tool for developing children’s creativity, knowledge and problem solving skills. Science is a time for children to explore their curiosity. Children undertake practical experiments to investigate questions they pose, make predictions and draw their own conclusions. In addition, they develop skills in working scientifically through Biology, Chemistry and Physics throughout their academic career here at St Margaret’s in fun and engaging ways! Children develop confidence in Science by demonstrating a willingness to modify ideas and take learning risks. Like true scientists, we work hard to collaborate and work co-operatively with our peers.
The school use the New 2014 National Curriculum in order to plan and deliver all Science lessons across the school. The new national curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils
- develop scientific knowledge through biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
Science is a fantastic opportunity for children to explore the world around them and ask challenging and thought-provoking questions. It gives them the chance to learn and develop a range of skills which they can use throughout their life. The subject has natural links with many other subjects including Maths and English which ensures that all learning is purposeful.
Science breeds curiosity, curiosity fosters knowledge, knowledge leads to wisdom – but most of all…it’s fun!