A Vision for Science
‘Opening Doors, Opening Minds’
Through science lessons at The Spires Federation, our vision is for the children to be curious and inquisitive about the world around them, and excited for the future. The children will be provided with opportunities to learn, explore and apply concepts to their own lives, developing our young people into global citizens of the 21st century. It is our intention that the children will learn the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future, opening up the possibility of entering STEM professions in the future. This links closely to ‘Opening doors, opening minds’.
Knowledge in science is progressive and builds on the children’s prior learning. By the end of Key Stage 2, the children will have developed scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. They will develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiry that help them to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. Pupils will be able to describe associated processes and key characteristics in a common language, and will use technical terminology accurately and precisely, building up an extended specialist vocabulary throughout their time at primary school.
Through studying science, the children are able to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world around them, allowing them to demonstrate our key values of Success, Honesty, Inspiration, Nurture and Everybody. Our curriculum drivers of Aspiration, Worldly Wise and Well-Being run clearly through our cohesive, progressive science curriculum.