National Curriculum Statement
Purpose of study
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- 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
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
By the time our children leave our school, our science provision will have encouraged them to develop a questioning mind about ways in which science influences everyday life.
Our children will ask important questions about how things work and why things happen in a certain way. We aim to foster curiosity and excitement about the natural world in our children, as well as understanding that their skills in science can be used today and in the future.
They will be able to understand the world they are growing up in and gain life skills to better access it; becoming adults who strive to seek solutions to problems and answers to life’s questions.
We strive to promote a joy and excitement for learning and to approach unknown and unexplainable phenomenon with awe and wonder.
Progression of Skills
5.Overview of coverage