Science: Led by Mrs Pablos & Mrs Trevor
Science at Newdale Primary is taught through the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, all under the umbrella heading of Science. Pupils will learn Science knowledge that relates to the principles and practises of the subject. We aim to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity and enable pupils to rationally explain their understanding. As they learn, we explore the importance and uses of Science within the world and ways that it links to each one of them.
The Newdale Science Curriculum is strategically planned for the needs of our children. This includes a carefully woven structure for the practices and the products and the connection between them. It’s important that children not only ‘know’ the Science but they in turn can explain the evidence for this.
Aims for Science
- To develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
- To 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
- To equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
- To develop enjoyment and awe and wonder when carrying out investigations.
- To teach age appropriate key skills in Science.
- To link Science with Numeracy skills when observing links and patterns with their results.
- For children to be taught about safety and to ensure all work is carried out safely both for themselves and other people.
- To ensure children are taught how to use resources correctly, including developing independence in the use of these from an early age.
- To teach children the appropriate scientific vocabulary, both based on knowledge and skills.
- To recognise Science as a core subject area and to ensure that it is allocated the correct status and time.
- To explore values and attitudes towards Science.
- Learn ways of thinking and finding out and communicating ideas, including the use of higher order thinking skills to develop awareness further.
- To develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences.
- To learn and know the names and findings of key British Scientists and those from other parts of the world.
Science trips are a firm favourite at Newdale. Investigating Science off site allows us to explore a wider variety of resources and the world around us. We regularly attend various sites to ignite children’s awe and wonder in Science and to . Newdale Pupils have recently taken part in a number of Science Visits such as: The Science Museum, London, Enginuity, The National Sealife Centre, Chester Zoo, Think Tank Museum Birmingham and Landrover Jaguar, Wolverhampton.