Science is a key aspect of the National Curriculum which relates to many other areas of the Primary Curriculum. It allows children the opportunity to explore and understand the world around them and the uses and impact of science today and for the future.
At Springfield, we aim to ensure that all pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. From Foundation and all the way through school, pupils are encouraged to observe, explore and ask questions about living things, the material world and physical phenomena, gradually developing a more sophisticated understanding of scientific concepts.
As we believe that science develops a spirit of enquiry by encouraging curiosity and reason, we provide our pupils with plenty of opportunities to “work scientifically”. Science at Springfield is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for children as they use their skills of observation, prediction and interpretation through investigative activities. The school is well-resourced to enable children to access the practical elements of the subject.
Provided with a range of appropriate experiences and resources, our scientists also learn to work collaboratively and co-operatively as well as independently in their pursuit of further knowledge and understanding. Through developing understanding in a range of activities, children are then able to make scientific conclusions – using the vocabulary needed to justify their observations and understanding.