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Curwen Primary School

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Science

Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas and a practical way of finding answers to questions we may ask about the world around us.

In our school, it is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world through investigation. 

Science has changed our lives and it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Therefore, all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.

Curwen’s Science Vision

Our vision in science is to encourage curiosity in children so that they ask questions that fuel explorations and investigations about the universe we live in.

Curwen’s Aims in Science

In line with the National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study KS1 and KS2, the school aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the 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
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge they require to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

What is Working Scientifically?

  • Questioning
  • Scientific enquiry – observing changes, finding patterns, grouping and classifying, fair testing and researching using secondary sources
  • Drawing conclusions based on data and observations
  • Using evidence to justify ideas
  • Using scientific knowledge to explain findings