We are concerned that each member of the school Community is able to develop his/her scientific skills, concepts, attitudes and knowledge to his/her full potential. It is our aim to allow equal access to the Science curriculum to all our pupils regardless of gender, home or cultural background.
In developing to the full each child’s intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social potential, we aim to teach each child to be aware of others, to form thoughtful relationships, to cooperate with peer groups and adults, to develop into a responsible and caring member of the school community and of our society, appropriate to each child’s age and aptitude.
Through Science, we aim to give all our children some understanding of the world around them. When children are studying science at the primary level, they should be acquiring specific skills to help them to think scientifically and the understanding of scientific processes. All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations. Specific vocabulary for topics is taught and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.
Concepts taught should be reinforced through experiments, which rely on evidence. In carrying out these practical activities, cross-curricular links are made with subjects such as Literacy and Mathematics.
We hope that through our teaching our children develop a life-long interest and enthusiasm for Science.