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Southdale Church of England

Junior School

Science

“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them”

Sir William Bragg (1862 – 1942)

 
 

Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies their curiosity with knowledge. Because Science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through Science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving the quality of life. Pupils recognise the cultural significance of Science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.

Our aims are to:

  • Stimulate and excite pupils’ curiosity about changes and events in the world
  • Satisfy this curiosity with knowledge
  • Engage pupils as learners at many levels through linking ideas with practical experience
  • Encourage children to see themselves as scientists
  • Help pupils to learn to question and discuss scientific issues that may affect their own lives
  • Help children to raise their own scientific questions and offer suggestions of how to test these fairly
  • Help pupils develop, model and evaluate explanations through scientific methods of collecting evidence using critical and creative thought
  • Show pupils how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change and how this impacts on improving the quality of our everyday lives
  • Help pupils recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its development
  • Link with global citizenship to develop a greater understanding of the world in which they live

Science Policy

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