Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.
Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.
Pupils recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.
Subject Leader: Mrs Jennie Holdsworth
This year at Stoberry Park, we are taking a close look at the teaching and learning of Science.
The school is working towards achieving the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM), which is a year-long Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme that helps schools improve their science provision as well as raising the profile of science both within and outside of school.
We have closely looked at the vision and principles that we at Stoberry want to achieve through the teaching and learning in Science. These will be displayed in poster form around the school and can also be viewed on this page.
We are also excited to be launching S.T.E.A.M. days and activities later on in the year, where science will be linked to technology, engineering, arts and maths.
You may have already seen the S.T.E.A.M. winter activities sheet that was sent out at the beginning of the Christmas holidays. A copy of this can also be found on this page.
Look out for further links to exciting S.T.E.A.M. activities that will be posted here soon.