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At Meadowside Primary School, we aim to provide a high quality science education with opportunities for pupils to engage in scientific concepts.
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
At Meadowside Primary School, science is taught, to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum objectives. Coverage, progression of skills, and vocabulary are planned across the year for each year group and resources from Outstanding Science, Twinkl, BBC Bitesize and Tigtag are used to support lessons where necessary.
We encourage pupils to work collaboratively with others in pairs or groups, as well as to ask or answer scientific questions. We offer them the opportunity to use a variety of scientific resources that enable them to enhance their learning.
Science education is one of the most important subjects in school due to its relevance to students’ lives and the universally applicable problem-solving and critical thinking skills it uses and develops. These are lifelong skills that allow pupils to generate ideas, weigh decisions intelligently and even understand the evidence behind public policy-making. Teaching technological literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving through science education gives pupils the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond.