Science Curriculum Intent
Our intent in Science is for each child to discover their unique abilities through a range of practical and investigative experiences that foster a love of enquiry and learning. Skills gained through independent discovery learning will be applied to wider aspects of learning and life experiences, as well as giving students an opportunity to hone their literacy, oracy and communication skills.
Class teachers strive to nurture talent and support progress in every student they teach, taking advantage of opportunities to celebrate a diverse range of figures that have helped shape the scientific community.
Science is a subject that inspires awe at the phenomena our world and wider universe has to offer. It forms a huge part of what goes on within us, and around us. Students will gain an appreciation for and an innate curiosity around key scientific concepts that are fundamental for life, and the world around them. This allows students to inquire and form opinions on current scientific ideas and developments, especially those that affect their own lives.
Science learning should always instill a life-long love of learning by allowing students to master understanding of key concepts that help make sense of the world around us. Students understand how scientific discoveries and understanding have developed over time, and how this impacts their own daily lives.
Students can apply their knowledge to hypothesise steps that can be taken in the future. This gives opportunities to think creatively and holistically. Through a sequenced programme of learning, students will be inspired not only ask the questions not asked yet, but equipped with the skills in order to start the search for answers.
Students will become aware of the progress being made in many areas of the global scientific community, and the potential for further development in the future. As each field progresses, these opportunities will be ever-changing, and our students should have the global awareness to lead on this change.
Science forms a critical part of the relationship with Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), and this cross-curricular nature gives the understanding needed to meaningfully address global challenges as part of a wider society.