At Wimborne St Giles CE VA First School we want our children to have the ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
We want them to have confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations. They will have excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
Children will have high levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills and the ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork. We aspire to encourage children to have a passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.
Our Science National Curriculum covers work on Life Processes and Living Things, Materials and their Properties and Physical Processes and the investigative skills needed to study these areas. We use QCA learning objectives to ensure a steady progression for pupils throughout their time at school.
We aim to make the most of the many links Science has with other topics as this helps to make the subject more meaningful for the children. We make strong links with ICT, Design and Technology, Maths, Literacy and many other subjects throughout the year. Through our science lessons, children are encouraged to explore and work in our spacious grounds on a variety of investigative activities.