At the Spring Cottage, we understand that Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.
We believe that all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science.
The emphasis within the National Curriculum is to ensure a high-quality Science education is in place to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
From the beginnings of Scientific teaching in our FS1, we strive to build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts. Pupils are also encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
Children will be taught to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. They will be given opportunities to show this knowledge and understanding through practical investigations
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.
We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.
The Scientific teaching pedagogy from FS1 to Y6 at Spring Cottage aims to:
- Develop learners with ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
- Teach pupils to be inquisitive about the world around them and have a sense of ‘awe and wonder’.
- Develop the ability to test ideas and experiment in a variety of contexts including fieldwork.
- Generate a passion for science and its application in its past, present and future technologies.
- Gain an understanding of how scientific knowledge and how scientists have been instrumental in developing the future of the world.
Weekly science lessons are further enhanced by our annual Science week celebration when the whole week is dedicated to scientific concepts, experiments and knowledge.