At Perton First School, we believe that all of our pupils should have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the world around them through an interactive, practical and engaging Science curriculum. We encourage children to question their understanding of scientific processes and develop their own conclusions through exploration and investigation. We want the children at Perton First School to become the 'Scientists of the Future' by understanding how scientific processes impact on our everyday lives, the lives of other living things and how they could affect our lives in the future.
Our Science Policy follows The National Curriculum 2014 Science Guidelines and aims to ensure that all
- 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 in the future.
A high-quality science education provides foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Through building key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Your children will be encouraged to understand how key knowledge and concepts can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. This understanding will be consolidated through their appreciation of applications of science in society and the economy.
In teaching Science, we are developing in our children:
- a positive attitude towards science and an awareness of its fascination
- an understanding of science through a process of enquiry and investigation
- confidence and competence in scientific knowledge, concepts and skills
- an ability to reason, predict, think logically and to work systematically and accurately
- an ability to communicate scientifically
- the initiative to work both independently and in co-operation with others
- the ability and understanding to use and apply science across the curriculum and real life
We measure the impact of the science curriculum by listening to the views and opinions of the children and by monitoring the attainment levels of our pupils through assessment trackers.