Science aims to ensure that all pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We provide pupils with the opportunity to “work scientifically”. There are plenty of opportunities to develop scientific enquiry such as pattern seeking, classifying and grouping and fair testing.
Science is a key aspect of the National Curriculum which relates to many other subject areas. It allows children the opportunity to explore and understand the world around them and the uses and impact of science today and for the future.
At Kingsley, we aim to promote curiosity and develop many key skills to help children ask questions and deepen their understanding. Provided with a range of appropriate experiences and resources, children will be encouraged to take part in hands-on investigations, predict outcomes and present and evaluate their findings.
This year, our school successfully acquired the Enthuse Award for Science, which allows us to work with a Science specialist from the STEM Learning Centre.
Staff have been involved in a number of workshops, in which they have carried out investigations and practised recording their results and explaining their findings using strategies applicable to the classroom.