At Grange Park Junior School, we aim to provide a learning environment which encourages curiosity, courage, determination and co-operation. We want to ensure that we provide a broad and balanced learning experience for all our pupils, and opportunities to develop skills and gain an understanding of science concepts through first-hand experience and practical work.
Our aims in teaching science include:
- building on children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems
- encouraging a thirst for knowledge, perseverance and responsibility
- preparing children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world
- learning about and engaging in concerns about our environment
- giving children the experience of scientific processes
- helping children to acquire practical science skills
- providing children with an enjoyable experience of Science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and be motivated to study science further.
Pupils will be given opportunities to:
- develop their understanding through systematic enquiry
- relate their work in science to everyday life
- consider simple scientific ideas and collect evidence to test scientific ideas in a variety of ways
- communicate scientific ideas and observations using appropriate scientific vocabulary
- present information in a variety of ways including drawings, diagrams, tables and charts and in speech and writing
- consider health and safety in the context of their science work and take action to control risks
- find out about scientific ideas and theories based upon famous scientists from past or present.