“The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
This quote from Albert Einstein really encompasses the vision of science at St Chad’s. Our ambition is to equip every child with the scientific tools and knowledge needed to become inquisitive and curious individuals. With the St Chad’s vision of ‘Learning to Love, Loving to Learn’ at the heart and being driven by the 5Cs, we want all of the children at St Chad’s to be scientists who are confident with applying working scientific enquiry skills to conduct investigations, use scientific equipment and build arguments for and against the scientific knowledge that has been unearthed. By ensuring that the teaching of scientific knowledge is progressive across year groups and phases, key scientific knowledge will be taught and deepened in future scientific units to support children in remembering more. With a focus on subject-specific vocabulary, we want the children of St Chad’s to be confident with understanding, and using, subject specific vocabulary accurately. Therefore, subject-specific vocabulary will be taught and built upon across different year groups and key stages. All children will be provided with a broad and balanced science curriculum focused around the key subject drivers of physics, chemistry and biology.
The national curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific 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 around them;
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.