A Corrie we value the Arts and Democracy as core drivers within our Science curriculum. We value the opportunities art enables all children to express their understanding of concepts that they can’t explain verbally, for example, using diagrams, actions, dance and role play. We aim to provide a learning atmosphere which encourages curiosity, perseverance, open-mindedness, critical reflection and co-operation. We endeavour to provide a broad and balanced learning experience for all our children and, wherever possible, opportunities to develop skills and gain an understanding of Science concepts through first-hand experience and practical work. Children collaboratively plan and implement investigations for their own enquiries, which support their spiritual and social development. We also use Science to promote the children’s moral and cultural understanding by exploring other scientists’ theories, environmentalist and human issues and how these concepts impact on us, our communities and the wider 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.