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 exploration and develop a sense of excitement and curiousity about the world around them. At Christ Church we are developing the following skills in our children:
a positive attitude towards Science and an awareness of its facination
an understanding of Science through the 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
the initiative to work both independently and in co-operation with others
Through Science we interweave our drivers in as many ways as possible. For example:
Communicators- children will communicate ideas and results both verbally and in writing. They will learn to use clear sentences and correct scientific words and symbols to describe ideas, predictions and observations. The use of the class Big Book also encourages discussion.
Explorers - children learn Science through trial and error. They need time to experiment, try things out, think on their own and wait before jumping in with "correct" answers. We will give our children the time and space to explore and discover Science, foster a positive attitude towards it and an awareness of its fascination.
Reading - we encourage children to read Science related information books, books about different Scientists as well as to read and use new vocabulary relating to their Science topics.
Believers - all children have the opportunity to develop their own scientific beliefs based on a collection of knowledge and diverse investigations. We will develop their ability to reason, predict, think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
We follow the Kent Scheme of work which has engaging activities and covers the primary Science curriculum and help us to make the lessons as fun as possible.
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