“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” Albert Einstein
“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” – Rosalind Franklin
“I like to learn. That’s an art and a science.” Katherine Johnson.
oUR purpose of study for SCIENCE
At Little Paxton, we want the children to be excited and curious about the world around them. We encourage our learners to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate how the subject of science can explain our universe and inspire a respect for living and non-living things in our environment.
our aims for SCIENCE
Our children will acquire and develop key knowledge and vocabulary across each year group, as informed by the national curriculum. Key skills are mapped for each year group and are progressive throughout the school – building upon the skills learned in previous years. We aim to work scientifically in lessons by conducting experiments and using equipment to provide children with opportunities to hypothesise, build arguments, analyse and explain concepts confidently.
OUR curriculum content for SCIENCE
Science is taught through a mixture of theory and practise. During Science lessons, our children learn how to be curious, resourceful and independent. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that children understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. These skills can be shared throughout the curriculum and built upon in different contexts and future lessons.