A curriculum which develops a solid foundation for understanding the world, an enthusiasm for the subject and the specific skills which will lead them to future academic success.
At Newington Community Primary School, we are committed to providing all children with a Science curriculum which develops a solid foundation for understanding the world, an enthusiasm for the subject and the specific skills which will lead them to future academic success. This policy sets out the framework within which teaching and non-teaching staff can work, and sets out the school’s aims, principles and strategies in relation to the teaching and learning of Science. It is to be used by teaching staff, in order to ensure high expectations of their pupils, which in turn encompass the development of all aspects of Science appropriate to their age and stage of development, and doing in this in such a manner that children will be engaged and enjoying their learning.
Science is about change; it has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Science is present in all aspects of our lives; the cloths we wear, the food we eat and the technology we use as part of our daily routines. In Science, pupils will learn the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science to develop their understanding of the world around them. 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. Pupils must be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our Science Policy can be viewed here.
Science Progression Map: