At William Reynolds Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. We give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires by teaching lessons in the morning.
Our three principle aims for science are:
- For everyone to have good scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding of biology, chemistry and physics.
- For everyone to develop scientific skills through different types of science enquiries to help them answer questions about the world around them.
- For everyone to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
We firmly believe that Science should stimulate and excite pupils’ curiosity about the world around them. It provides first hand experiences and support for pupils to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and discuss science through collaboration.
It is our intent to teach children to develop their interest and enjoyment of science. By building on children’s curiosity, the science curriculum will help to instil a positive attitude towards science in pupils. It is vital to deliver all the requirements of the national curriculum in relation to science and make sure all lessons are purposeful, accurate and imaginative. We need to ensure pupils have sufficient scientific knowledge to understand both the uses and implications of science, today and in the future. Within lessons, we want pupils to develop the ability to pose questions, investigate these using correct techniques, accurately record their findings using appropriate scientific language and analyse their results. It is important to make pupils aware of the links between science and other subjects, as well as their lives more generally.