Subject Leader: Mrs Askew
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie
The strands of the Science National Curriculum
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the three specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through participation in 5 different types of scientific enquiries, enquiries that help them to ask and answer questions relating to the world around them.
- Be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the importance, use and implications of science, today and for the future.
Our Vision for Science…
At Eaves, we believe that Science provides the opportunity for children to develop as curious thinkers who are scientifically literate, fascinated by the world around them, ready to face future challenges and opportunities. Our approach is guided by a set of scientific principles which are regularly reviewed to ensure Science teaching at Eaves remains great. Our science capital teaching approach is designed to support teachers in helping students find more meaning and relevance in science and, as a result, engage more with the subject.
Why is Science important?
Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is part of our daily lives, from cooking and gardening, to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map and using a computer. Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our children’s future will be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine. Being “science literate” is no longer just an advantage but an absolute necessity in life. We cannot escape from the significance of science in our world. We know that by teaching children how to use the five types of scientific enquiry we are preparing them to find out more about the world and how it works.
What Science looks like…
At Eaves, our children follow a curriculum guided by four principles that contribute to great science in our school:
- Practical , hands on investigation and enquiry
- Excitement, collaboration, fun, inspiration and enthusiasm
- Giving children independence to question, explore and make discoveries
- Passionate teachers with superior subject knowledge
We ensure that our teachers have a solid knowledge and understanding of the science they teach. We also equip them with the pedagogical knowledge of how to teach science well. This is closely monitored so that we know our curriculum is benefitting from expert knowledge; including ASE, National STEM centre, PSTT, PSQM, Welcome Trust, Royal Societies for Chemistry, Physics and Biology along with local school networks.