Science at Tirlebrook Primary School
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At Tirlebrook Primary School we have designed a bespoke curriculum for the teaching of science.
It is our intention to create a science curriculum that fosters curiosity in children about our universe. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts and skills. Our children develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Children will be exposed to a range of resources and engage in a number of hands-on activities; building on their scientific enquiry skills to help them answer scientific questions about the world around them. Children are responsible for their working environment and the equipment and resources they select. Working both independently and collaboratively, children are given opportunities to explore their environment indoors and outdoors.
Our science curriculum progressively develops children’s skills and understanding and builds on prior learning. Our curriculum will allow children to be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. All children will explore the impact of science in the wider world and take responsibility for their choices and actions in the classroom environment and beyond. Children will enjoy varied first-hand experiences of scientific learning and flourish in the excitement of ‘lightbulb moments’. Through the study the work of great scientists, teachers will foster an aspirational environment for children to achieve great things. We intend for our children to experience the joy of discovering something new, allowing them to articulate what they have found out using scientific specific vocabulary. At every opportunity for scientific exploration, children will use a range of methods to communicate their scientific understanding and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including ICT, diagrams, graphs and charts.
It is our intention that our curriculum will provide children with the opportunity to communicate, share ideas and build confidence together in their scientific endeavours as well as develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety. Furthermore, our children will develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.
We believe that at Tirlebrook Primary School we provide a fun, engaging, high-quality science curriculum that will provide all children with the foundations for understanding the world now and in the future, allowing them to be ready to make informed choices about future scientific learning and endeavours.