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Science

“For gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behaviour, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young." Proverbs 1:2-4

 

Curriculum Intent Statement

The ambitious Science curriculum has been designed to engender a lifelong love of science within our pupils. Science has been instrumental in changing our lives for the better and is vital to the world’s future security and prosperity.  The Science curriculum continues the work our pupils have achieved from primary school (from EYFS through to KS2) building on a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.    The Science curriculum will allow our pupils to stay safe by making informed choices in their lives. It is now more important than ever for our pupils to be able to evaluate information from a variety of sources to make decisions on their life based on evidence and not hearsay, to respect the environment and combat climate change, to staying healthy and use technology responsibly.  The skills gained, including analysis of data and compare sides of arguments in a rationale and reasoned manner to come to decisions will lead our pupils to become good citizens of the world.  The practical aspects of the curriculum also allow pupils to learn skills transferrable to the world of work including; analysis, team work, influencing and risk management.  The Science curriculum shows the pupils that Science does not work in isolation but links into other subjects within school, for example, Mathematics, Computer Science, PE, Design and Technology.

 

 

Enrichment

The Science department will provide the following enrichment activities;

  • Year 7 STEM club
  • I’m a Scientist and I’m an engineer get me out of here (online opportunity to talk to research scientists
  • Big Science Share
  • Smallpeice Trust Engineering Challenges
  • ENTUHSE Primary partnership ambassadors
  • ENTHUSE/Worley careers advice
  • Star Scientists lunchtime debate club
  • Lego Mindstorms (with IT)
  • British Science week Science Fair
  • Science Spelling Bee
  • Gardening Club