Science Subject Leader: Emma Stoddart
Science in School:
The Science curriculum aims to give children the ability and skills to work scientifically and learn about animals, humans, materials, plants, habitats, and seasonal changes. Children will have the opportunity to plan and participate in investigations, observations, testing, identification, classifying, gathering and recording their findings. Each term, children will work scientifically to challenge their current knowledge and understanding, develop their skills, and explore the world around them. The school will focus on developing a deeper knowledge of scientific concepts, which will allow children to think and act as scientists in a practical and engaging way. Children will learn how to reflect on their findings and draw comparisons which will determine their conclusions. The curriculum will inspire a passion for and a commitment to the subject.
At Nevill Road Infant School, we value science as a creative and enjoyable part of our broad and balanced school curriculum. We believe that it should be fully inclusive to every child, offering opportunities for challenge and a sense of understanding about the world that we live in. Our aim is to motivate the children to explore science as well as their own curious endeavours and natural interests. The children will be provided with many opportunities to work scientifically, invited to compare data that they collect, discover their environments and do this with open arms into questioning and exploring.
Our aims are to:
- Ensure that children become proficient in planning investigations and making observations.
- Equip children with the skills and understanding they need to carry out a fair test.
- Encourage children to evaluate and build conclusions based on their findings.
- Extend children’s scientific knowledge of animals, humans, materials, plants, habitats and seasonal changes.
- Create a love of learning where children are free to explore their own curiosities and interests.
- Give children a sense of pride and achievement.
- Develop children’s sense of awe and wonder.
- Encourage children to ask questions and recognise that questions may be answered in different ways.