We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st Century. We, at Moorlands CE Primary Academy, believe that the teaching of science develops in children an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live and gives them a respect for the environment. We aim to build upon the children’s Understanding of the World fostered in the Early Years and build on this through the Science National Curriculum Science framework (2014). The children should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. We aim to:
- 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 devise their own scientific questions about the world around them and the skills to answer them.
- equip pupils with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.