TEACHING SCIENCE IN SCHOOL
Whole school definition
Science consists of observing the world by watching, listening, observing and recording. Science is curiosity in thoughtful action about the world and how it behaves.
Why study Science?
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
‘Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity and is the torch which illuminates the world’ – Louis Pasteur
Science at Woodthorne Rationale
At Woodthorne, we teach science through the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC). The PKC science curriculum lays the foundation for pupils to understand what the discipline of science tells us about the world. We aim to ignite children’s love for science by showing them what fascinating things the human race has learned about the world.
Within the carefully planned curriculum, children are introduced to including the inner workings of the human body, animals and the environments they live in, plants and their features, forces of nature, what lies beyond the visible world. Children are taught to apply their knowledge and conduct their own scientific enquiries to answer questions, working scientifically to develop essential skills in science.
The PKC science curriculum builds knowledge incrementally year on year to revisit and build upon children’s knowledge and understanding of key concepts. Pupils also study the lives and achievements of a diverse range of scientists including Lewis Howard Latimer, Thomas Edison, Jabir ibn Hayyan. Their disciplinary knowledge will flourish over time enabling them to see the importance of science as a subject and how it translates into the world of research and work, what scientists do and how they impact upon our lives.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE
Subject Leader Bio
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Cultural Capital Development Opportunities
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Early Years' link to Science
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