Children are naturally curious.
Science at primary school should nurture this curiosity and allow them to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions.
Primary science helps pupils to:
- investigate problems
- learn how science works
- discover why science matters in the world.
The 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 knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
At Mildmay Junior School we use the Switched On Scheme from Rising Stars as a starting point for planning the science curriculum.