We believe that the best science teaching fosters and develops pupils’ curiosity. For our pupils to achieve well in science, they need to acquire the necessary scientific knowledge and also be able to enjoy the experience of engaging in purposeful scientific enquiry in order to help them to answer questions about the world around them.
We aim to deliver joyous and purposeful learning through Science - guided by The Bailiwick Big Picture Curriculum. ‘Children and young people live in an age of fast-moving science, design and technology. This area of learning is fundamental to exploring, understanding and influencing the natural and made worlds in which we live. It offers a wealth of experiences and ideas that encourage learners’ natural curiosity and creativity, inspiring awe and wonder.’
Scientific enquiry increases children’s capacity to:
• Problem-solve and answer questions. Rich opportunities are provided where children explore their own ideas, develop and deepen conceptual understanding.
• Work with independence. Thinking and reasoning is nurtured alongside a host of qualities, including resilience, determination and confidence.
• ‘Be a scientist’. A necessary toolkit of practical skills is developed and added to over time.
• Communicate effectively. Technical and scientific vocabulary is learned, practised and used, as children communicate evidence in a variety of ways, often with different audiences in mind.