At Murdishaw West Primary School, we aim to provide a Science Curriculum that develops children’s sense of curiosity and wonder in the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of science processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. We encourage children to ask questions, investigate and solve problems about a wide range of phenomena so they can become independent learners.
Through learning about biology, chemistry and physics we plan for children to have opportunities to learn knowledge and skills that will equip them for life so there are no limits to their ambitions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught are reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that children learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questioning.