Our children live in an ever-changing world, where advances in science happen every day. At Croft, we feel that science is fundamental to exploring, understanding and influencing the world in which we all live. Our aim is to develop the children’s enthusiasm and curiosity think critically about and investigate the world around them. As children get older, they are given a wide range of scientific experiences as they are introduced to more complex scientific ideas. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science is an integral part of our everyday modern life. Children learn to work scientifically through planning and conducting experiments to generate evidence, before evaluating the reliability if the data.
The school aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question.
- learn scientific skills and knowledge.
- build on their natural curiosity and enable them to understand and care for the world in which they live.
- are provided with an environment where they can work in an investigative way and can communicate their findings in a variety of ways.
- use equipment safely and sensibly.
- develop the potential scientific links with all other areas of the curriculum.
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The Subject Leader for Science is Mrs Gemma McManus.