As educators, we are passionate about harnessing the natural curiosity and wonder that goes hand in hand with what it means to 'be a child'. Our commitment to developing a high-quality Science curriculum is driven by our fundamental aim to Inspire children's natural questioning approach through open-ended, exploratory, engaging scientific experiences which are embedded in the real world but enhanced by the virtual world.
Encouraging a reflective mind-set and questioning all aspects of the world around them is a driver for this curriculum area and for that reason, much of our learning is conducted beyond the classroom in our outdoor learning environment. We believe that scientific investigation and enquiry are a catalyst for leadership opportunities, risk-taking and collaborative learning. Fundamentally, Science helps to shape who we are as learners in the broadest sense.
When learning in Science, children are invited to hypothesise, predict, set up experiments and investigations, explore and harness evidence, analyse findings, grapple with the unexpected, draw conclusions and accept that sometimes outcomes are not what they expected.
We follow the Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects curriculum which cover tricky topics in new and unusual ways, from investigations to applying our developing knowledge of the world around us to inspire the scientists of the future!
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 an 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.