All Saints Upton Primary School Science curriculum will stimulate and excite pupil’s curiosity about natural phenomena and events in the world around them. It will also satisfy their curiosity with the knowledge to understand and explore to deepen their understanding beyond the lesson. All our investigative work will be follow the “scientific method” and will develop the children’s ability to find answers to their questions by conducting fair tests that enable them to gather and evaluate experimental evidence. Through Science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute toward technological change – impacting on industry, medicine, business and improving quality of life. They learn to question and discuss science based issues that may affect their own lives, the directions of society and the future of the world.
The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
As well as these, All Saints Upton Primary School aims to:
- enable pupils to make decisions about the uses and values of scientific work and achievements
- enable pupils to develop an understanding and respect for the natural world
- enable pupils to question, hypothesize, test and discover for themselves about our world.
- develop the skills required to investigate the world around them.