At Park Brow we give opportunities for children to learn about a wide range of living things, materials and phenomena. They investigate by exploring, observing, asking questions and collecting evidence. They learn to work independently and with others, communicating their ideas by using scientific language, diagrams, charts and graphs.
The whole school curriculum has been organised and established in full consultation with all teaching staff. Staff took the “ingredients” of the new National curriculum and decided together how these ingredients could be put together in the most exciting and effective way. It is regularly reviewed and developed in accordance with DfE guidelines, the School Improvement Plan, and following consultation with Governors, Parents, Children and Teaching Staff.
Our Science Curriculum is:
- Underpinned by clear aims, values and purpose
- Broad, balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills
- Prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
- Foster concern about, and actively care for, our environment.
- Help develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world.
- Develop our children’s understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science.
- 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 scientific enquiries that help our children answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- Equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
- Give our children an understanding of scientific processes.
- Help our children to acquire practical scientific skills.
- Develop the skills of investigation – including observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.
- Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
- Develop the use of ICT in investigating and recording.
- Enable our children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data.