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Science, in all of its forms, has transformed our world and continues to do so. Wherever our pupils’ futures lie, they will grow up in a world where scientific literacy, critical and analytical thinking, and problem solving skills are a vital and valuable commodity. Science at Worstead reflects this importance as we seek to give our children an interest and understanding in the world around that enables them to live life in all its fullness.

 

Science in the national curriculum has the following aims, for children to:

  • develop the scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
  • develop 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

 

At Worstead, our vision is for our children to be:

  • Curious – asking questions and finding answers – leading their own learning about the world around them
  • Engaged – enthusiastic about science – extending their learning beyond the classroom
  • Thinkers – making meaningful connections across the national curriculum and to the real world around them, deepening their scientific understanding
  • Skilled – consistently and accurately using scientific language and understanding to hypothesise, and using apparatus and equipment consistently and accurately to initiate and conduct their own enquiries

 

To achieve this, we will provide:

  • Frequent, high-quality, real-life experiences related to science
  • Teachers with opportunities to further develop their subject knowledge
  • Opportunities for children to ask their own questions, experiment and plan their own investigations, giving them the support they need to be able to develop scientific skills
  • Well maintained, organised and up to date resources, including IT which will support learning
  • A logical sequence of teaching to develop children’s knowledge and skills in small, manageable steps

Curriculum content and progression

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