In Science we aim to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.
The aims of science are to enable children to:
- ask and answer scientific questions;
- plan and carry out scientific investigations, using equipment, including computers, correctly;
- know and understand the life processes of living things;
- know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces;
- know about the nature of the solar system, including the earth;
- evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.
Please see the long term overview below for more information about the topics covered in each year group.
“The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible. “
Primary Science Quality Mark
This academic year Pudsey Waterloo Primary School are going for the PSQM award for science.
We are focusing on the types of enquiry skills and how these can be linked into the units for each year group. Children are becoming more aware of the science around them and how it has an impact on every day life.
Our Vision for Science Science learning at Waterloo aims to inspire children’s natural curiosity and encourage an appreciation of the incredible world around them. Children learn through asking questions, discussing ideas and engaging in practical activities. When learning science, children engage in meaningful tasks that link to their own lives and the wider world.