Science

Science

Why teach Science?

'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 the pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge , methods and processes and uses of science. Through thr build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explantion and develop a sense of excitment and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occuring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.'

National Curriculum 2014.

Aims of the National Curriculum

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, processess 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 scientific knowledge required to undersatnd the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. 

Science at Lingham Primary School

At Lingham Primary School we endeavour to provide an exciting science curriculum which will help pupils develop an understanding and curiosity of the world around them.

We aim to devlop pupils understanding of scientific ideas by using different enquiry methods to answer questions:

  • observing changes over time
  • noticing patterns
  • grouping and classifying
  • fair testing
  • finding out things by using a range of secondary resources. 

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