Science Curriculum Statement

At Heene, children are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world we live in. In Science pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical processes.  Working scientifically underpins the whole science curriculum, whether it is biology, chemistry or physics.  Children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Wherever possible questions rather than titles are used in science lessons, this means that pupils are more engaged in their learning, use deeper thinking and questioning skills and ultimately achieve their full potential because they are more motivated.

 

Through a progressive curriculum from Years 1-6 children are taught to be more independent and collaborative in their learning by researching, planning and carrying out practical investigations using different types of scientific enquiry. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language.  Pupils use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas.  Whenever possible we use the outdoor learning environment (including the park and the beach) to enhance the children’s learning experiences.

By the end of Year 6, we aim for children to have developed a passion for the subject and a sense of awe and wonder. They will have the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.