At Elworth, our science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. Our high-quality science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We aim to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. We teach essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, moral, national, and global level. We aim for children to work scientifically and access 5 different types of enquiary during lessons:
We also introduce children to pioneering scientists and discuss the impact they continue to have on society and the wider impact that science makes to our world. We use a range of scientific enquiry skills in each area the children study and all learners are encouraged to work in science with independence and resilience. They are encouraged to question the world around them and become confident in exploring possible answers for their scientific questions. Scientific knowledge is revisited regularly, allowing children to really embed it into their long-term memories. Tasks are selected and designed to appropriately challenge all learners.