At Fairfields Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life and ensure it is embedded throughout our curriculum.
The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry, to develop the child’s full potential. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child and encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment.
At Fairfields, in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our science teaching offers the opportunity for children to:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the convers of the National Curriculum strands.
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and method of Science through different types of Scientific enquiry that help them to answer Scientific questions about the world around them.
- Be equipped with the Scientific knowledge to understand the uses and implication of Science today and the future through topical discussion about the wider world.
- Develop the essential Scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge.
- Use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic scientific matter, including ICT, diagrams, graphs and charts.
- Develop a respect for the materials and the equipment they handle with regards to their own and other children’s safety.
- Develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.
The National Curriculum provides a structure and development of skills for the Science being taught throughout the school. This is linked, where possible, to the theme topics to provide a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.