Where appropriate Science is taught through our creative curriculum topics and STEM teaching, or as discrete units where this is not possible.
Our science teaching covers the following National Curriculum strands: life processes and living things, materials and their properties, and physical processes. We teach the three scientific principles of biology, physics and chemistry. We use Chris Quigley support materials with a particular focus on teaching at greater depth to really challenge scientific thinking, answer Big Questions and think like a scientist.
Characteristics of a Scientist
- The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
- Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
- Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
- High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
- The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
- A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.