Great are the works of the Lord, they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Science at Whitegate CE Primary School
At Whitegate CE Primary School, we aim to nurture restless curiosity and resilience to explore the world around them which will prepare them for ‘life in all its fullness’.
We provide our children with a broad and ambitious science curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, where children learn how science works and why science matters in the world.
Science is taught through first-hand experiences with a range of resources and stimuli. Our children are encouraged to work scientifically and to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations. They encouraged to question the world around them and become more independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.
The aims of teaching science in our school are:
- To prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world;
- To explore, investigate and ask questions to deepen the children’s understanding;
- To develop practical skills by working scientifically;
- To build on our children’s natural curiosity and develop a scientific approach to explore exciting challenges, both independently and cooperatively;
- To understand the nature, process and methods of science;
- To articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely using scientific language;
- To remedy misconceptions;
- To understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future;
- To have an awareness of the impact of science, scientists and their discoveries;
- To use problem solving skills and see connections between science other subject areas.
Websites we recommend to explore:
BBC science KS1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82
BBC science KS2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q
Science Kids: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
If you have any questions about our Science curriculum, please contact Mrs Ross (subject lead) via the school office.