What is our intention for Science at High Lane Primary School?
‘Science is the language of curiosity.’ Prof Brian Cox
At High Lane, we want children to see their Science curriculum as ‘a dive into discovery’ where they are on ‘a quest to find out more’ about the how the world around them works. We want to open their eyes and sense of wonder to a world where lots of possibilities can exist. We aspire to build our children’s scientific knowledge and understanding to allow them to truly engage with the world around them and enable them to work together to solve current and future world problems and big questions. It is through the acquisition of this knowledge and understanding that children can develop appreciation about the things around them that are ‘good for them’ and know how best to conduct themselves when considering issues that affect their own or others’ lives.
Our Science curriculum aims to provide children with the opportunity to:
- Develop a firm knowledge and understanding of the science topics and themes studied through practical experiences and build the scientific vocabulary with which to express this knowledge.
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through teaching the 5 different enquiry skills and how they can be used to answer scientific questions.
- Develop understanding of the collaborative nature of science.
- Become confident, scientifically literate learners in order to prepare for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
- Understand how science affects our lives today and how it might affect out futures.
- Foster appreciation, concern about, and active care for, our world and seek answers to their own questions about the world and wider universe.
- Be inspired by stories of scientists (past and present) from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and how they have contributed to our understanding of the world.