At Austrey and Newton Regis, our science curriculum inspires pupils to be naturally curious about the world around them. It has been developed to ensure a full coverage of the National Curriculum and more. It fosters a sense of wonder about natural phenomena. The enquiry-based approach maximises a range of scientific skills such as questioning, researching and observing. All staff are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment. Throughout our schools there is consistencies across both key stages with well-planned vocabulary that builds on prior learning, broadening knowledge as children progress into “maturing scientist” ready for KS3. We celebrate scientists of all ethnic origin, gender, class or disability, relevant to our school and the current climate of our ever-changing world.
“A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.” (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England, Science, page 144)
National Curriculum for Science
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