The important thing is to never stop questioning - Albert Einstein
Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity and is the torch which illuminates the world - Louis Pasteur
At Redlands, we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in primary schools, we give the teaching and learning of science the prominence it requires. Our aim is to equip our children with scientific skills, knowledge and vocabulary to enable them to become life long learners.
Our Science curriculum is shaped by the National Curriculum for science, our school curriculum, our school values and the ethos at Redlands. Our science curriculum aims to ensure that all children:
- 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 skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
Working scientifically is developed throughout the children’s learning journey so that each child can make connections in their own learning and become thinkers and investigators. This will enable them to apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently.
We will encourage a natural and healthy curiosity about the world around us and respect for living and non-living things. We aim to plan and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence, to be reflective, responsible and to ask questions. Our intent is to deliver a science curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery. We will encourage them to see the connection across their learning, in their different subjects and how connected we are as a world; to become global learners.
We will show them how different opinions need to be respected and valued, to see the moral and ethical issues about environmental and human issues. Through group work, carrying out experiments and research, we will provide opportunities for children to understand the power of collaborative working in the science community which has led to some amazing and life changing breakthroughs in medicine and how scientists from a range of cultures have had a significant impact globally.
We endeavour to ensure that the science curriculum we provide, will give children at Redlands the confidence and motivation to continue to further their skills into the next stage of their education and beyond.