At Myton Park Primary School, we believe that the development of high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils will be taught aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
Science is a fundamental part of our school’s curriculum. We believe that improving children’s scientific knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science is important when equipping them for the future. Of significant importance is the process of scientific enquiry. ‘Working scientifically’ specifies the understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science for each year group. Developing a climate of scientific enquiry will be underpinned by children working scientifically in all year groups, and will be embedded within the content of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils will learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. These types of scientific enquiry will include observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources. The National Curriculum for science reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their scientific vocabulary and articulating scientific concepts clearly and precisely.
All staff aim to:
- Develop children’s scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- Develop children’s 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
- Ensure that children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The National Curriculum clearly outlines what must be taught within each Key Stage. Through our teaching at Myton Park Primary School, children will explore, analyse and understand a range of relevant scientific topics, building an understanding year after year. Continuity and progression in the teaching of Science fully support the requirements of the National Curriculum.