Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. All pupils should be taught essential aspects of ‘Big Ideas’ in Science which include knowledge and understanding. They should also be taught methods of working scientifically and the uses of Science. Pupils should be inspired to ask questions and decide upon the most suitable method to answer these, enabling them to then learn about themes within the categories of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Through providing strong Scientific foundations and building upon these yearly, pupils will make the individual achievements and attainment required whilst developing a sense of excitement and curiosity. They should be encouraged to understand how key knowledge and concepts can be used to explain occurrences, predict how things behave and analyse causes. Pupils will also be able to realise the wider reach of Science within the local community, wider society and the world as whole.
Aims at St John’s Primary School: