A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
(National Curriculum 2014)
At Egerton we aim to provide an curriculum in which children develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Our children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse their findings and to develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. It is also vitally important that children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
Our learning is applied through real life situations and hands on experiences that develop skills for life and build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world. Pupils will be involved in a variety of structured activities and in more open-ended investigative work developing basic practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements. Children will develop the ability to record results in an appropriate manner including the use of diagrams, graphs, tables and charts and opportunities to use ICT (including digital microscope, video, digital camera, data logger) to record their work. Wherever possible science work will be related to the real world and everyday examples will be used to extend the learning environment for our pupils via our environmental areas and the locality. We will not only emphasise the positive effects of science on the world but also include problems, which some human activities can produce.