Science is all around us, allowing children to show curiosity within their surroundings, work together to test their ideas and challenge themselves to develop their own questions, all of which underpin our school values. We want children to develop a love of all things science-related so that they can deepen their understanding of the world around them.
At Madginford Primary School, we follow the 'Developing Experts' scheme of scientific learning, where children follow a unique science curriculum, allowing them to participate in practical science experiments and activities that are mapped out fully against the national curriculum.
It is important that the big ideas of science are followed. These ideas are generating theories, asking questions, undertaking investigations and drawing conclusions. Lessons are planned and sequenced across the school to provide opportunities for children to practise and rehearse their scientific skills, such as observing and evaluating, linking these skills to key scientific knowledge, which is built upon in each year group through specific subject areas.
We believe that it is important that children have opportunity to use such scientific skills to help them develop and deepen both their subject knowledge and understanding of threshold concepts, which they can then apply to their surrounding environment and everyday lives.