Why is Science important?
Science is an important and valued subject because it is highly relevant; an integral part of daily life, from cooking and checking the weather, to recycling and nature walks.
Through science, our lives are changed for the better. We believe all pupils should be taught about the role that science plays in positive advancements, as well as scientific knowledge, methods and processes.
Advances in science are continuing to transform our world at lightning speed and we need to do our best to prepare our pupils for a future we can only imagine.
When is Science taught?
Science is taught through thematic units. The attached overview Whole School Overview below maps out which thematic units feature this subject. Whereas the Long-Term Plan's below for each class clearly shows the objectives covered:
What do we learn about in Science?
We learn about lots of different aspects such as: Plants or Materials or Light and Heat or Electricity or Earth and Space for example.
How is Science taught?
Science is taught through working scientifically (involving practical investigation, observation and application skills, enquiry and research) alongside specific taught subject knowledge. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. The teachers and the pupils developed the 7 science principles show below and we believe these are essential to ensure our Science lessons are fun and memorable: