Subject Leader: Mr Siddons
The National Curriculum (2014) sees science education as providing the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity and, as such, pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Pupils should be encouraged to understand how science can explain what is going on around them, to recognise the power of rational explanation and to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
Science at Caedmon
Science at Caedmon enables children to begin to make sense of the world by providing explanations for what is occurring around them, as well as broadening their understanding of what science is, its implications, how it can be used to ensure the future of the planet and the people on it, and the career opportunities available for those who study it.
The intent of the of the Scientific strategy adopted at Caedmon is…
Through an investigative approach, science at Caedmon Primary nurtures pupils’ natural curiosity, promotes independent research – with appropriate scaffolding to ensure every learner can participate – and provides the tools to think and work scientifically. ‘Working scientifically’ includes collecting, presenting and analysing data, making predictions, formulating hypotheses and using a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions using technical vocabulary.
Children leave Caedmon Primary as motivated, inquisitive learners, with a range of practical skills and the confidence to ask questions about the world around them. Children leave Caedmon viewing science as an engaging and interesting subject that fosters a deep understanding of the world and broadens their aspirations, whilst challenging stereotypes about gender and STEM.
Science at Caedmon also aims to make the subject fun and engaging. Pupils at Caedmon enjoy practical investigations, which they experience on a regular basis. They love the range of resources available to them, e.g. electrical circuits, rocks and fossils, alongside school trips to museums, and the local area, to supplement their learning. Pupils also aware of a range of careers open to those who study science.