Through the teaching and learning of Science we will provide the foundations for understanding the world and will strive to create opportunities for children to gain an understanding of how science has changed our lives.
At Alderman Bolton Primary School, we aim to develop children’s excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and encourage them to ask their own questions about what they observe. We also provide children with opportunities to work scientifically and explore different ways to answer their questions about the world around them. Children will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the teaching of physics, biology and chemistry. This will equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
Our Science teaching and learning is on-going throughout the year with other units being taught alongside, being linked where possible. We also make strong links between Science and writing opportunities in Literacy. Teaching children the importance of writing for a purpose and specific audiences. Children will also be able to apply their mathematical knowledge, including collecting, presenting and analysing data, to their understanding of science
‘Working Scientifically’ will be embedded within the content of these units so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer scientific questions. There will be an element of Working Scientifically within each science lesson taught to enable children to make progress and build on these skills.