The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
-William Lawrence Bragg
Our policy outlines the teaching and learning of Science. The policy is based on:
Science in the National Curriculum 2014 and the Tom Robson Scheme of Work and is based on two types of understanding:
Procedural Understanding – in which scientific skills and concepts are combined to form an overall learning strategy. Children learn to carry out investigations in order to find answers to problems set in everyday life and scientific contexts.
Programme of Study (POS) 1 – Experimental and Investigative Science – describes this type of understanding.
Conceptual Understanding – in which scientific knowledge is developed through a series of ideas and concepts. This describes Programmes of Study: 2 - Life and Living Processes; 3 – Materials and their Properties; 4 – Physical Processes.
It has the full agreement of the governors who have approved it. The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of all teaching staff.
The overarching aim for Science in our school is to ensure that pupils:
In order to achieve these aims we will: