Science at Friezland Primary School
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At Friezland our science curriculum develops curiosity and the courage to think critically and ambitiously and encourages children to explore and investigate. Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creativity. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
The National Curriculum 2014 states: ‘A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics…through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.’
The aims of Science Education at Friezland are to enable children to:
- promote an understanding of the essential nature of science.
- promote curiosity; the spirit of enquiry; and enthusiasm for science.
- develop an awareness and respect for the environment.
- engage in activities that extend knowledge and deepen understanding.
- promote various ways of tackling tasks, recovering information, and communicating findings, thereby encouraging the development of children as independent learners.
- contribute to pupils’ personal and social development.
- promote equal opportunities for all.