Science teaches an understanding of the world in which we live. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.
Our aims in teaching science include:
* preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
* fostering concern about, and active care for, our environment.
* helping our children acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas.
* helping develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world.
* providing our children with an enjoyable experience of science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and may be motivated to study science further.
Pupils very much enjoy coming to school... They feel safe in the stimulating environment into which they are warmly welcomed... One pupil stated that, ‘You can be yourself here.’