As scientists Muschampions will be curious about the questions they have, investigate solutions and use knowledge to solve problems and make informed decisions based on evidence. Children will learn to explore, observe, question, investigate and think in order to solve investigations and apply their knowledge to support their understanding of the scientific world. Children will be encouraged to be ever inquisitive and to question why and how throughout their learning.
- Develop children’s scientific knowledge and their conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- Develop children’s understanding of nature, process and methods of science through different types of enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- Equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and of the future.
The 2014 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 skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this
We aim to stimulate and excite pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them and satisfy their curiosity with knowledge. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit as well as the application of scientific skills. Many topics will be covered on more than one occasion with consolidation time made available when needed. We aim to deliver impactful, interesting lessons that encourage the children’s understanding whilst promoting progress, independence, decision making, freedom to direct learning and enjoyment of science as a subject.
Teachers and school staff promote a positive attitude to science within their classrooms and consistently hold high expectations for all pupils. Our whole school approach includes the following:
- Timetabled lessons
- Use of questioning and prior knowledge
- Building on previous skills and knowledge taught
- Vocabulary is built up including reading and spelling
- Wallboard displays in each classroom
- Safe use of scientific equipment at all times
- Use of outdoor learning, science trips and science visitors
- Regular events such as science week, world science day and more year group decided science days
Our science curriculum should give the pupils a way to be aware of the world around them and the confidence to question what they already know. We promote high level questioning and thinking to enable the pupils to be critical. We foster a love of learning and science by delivering interesting and thoughtful lessons that engage the children and enable them to learn in a multitude of ways. Our pupils are made aware of people who have changed the world with science and how they can do the same with a future career in this subject.