At Gilbert Scott Primary School, the Science curriculum lays foundation skills, knowledge and aspirations to become scientists, doctors, nurses, vets and dentists. Our vision is to develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. We want to nurture tomorrow’s scientists. “We want to ensure that young children are excited by the magic and joy of scientific investigation and discovery, thereby ensuring that future generations can walk in the footsteps of Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell, for the enormous benefit of themselves and the future of the country as a whole!” Empiribox
It is our intention to provide a high-quality science education that provides children with the foundations they need to recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with science as a process of enquiry. Scientific learning experiences will hook the children’s interest, enabling them to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to ask questions about the world around them and work scientifically to further their conceptual understanding and scientific knowledge. Pupils will be immersed in key scientific vocabulary, which supports in the acquisition of scientific knowledge and understanding
We aim for all pupils to recognise the importance of science in everyday life.
Throughout the school, children are continuously encouraged to develop spoken language by applying scientific vocabulary before developing this further to record scientific concepts clearly and precisely in writing.
Knowledge / Understanding
Our curriculum provides opportunities to explore and discover the most influential individuals who come from a range of different backgrounds in the history of science.
Children build upon their understanding of the world through biology, chemistry and physics through immersive learning, including scientific visits.
All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations to build upon knowledge of key concepts. We provide opportunities for our pupils to develop a strong understanding of the world around them and understand the uses and implications of science in the past, present and future.
Alongside our learning habits, our pupils develop a sense of curiosity and excitement about natural phenomena led through scientific enquiry and cross curricular opportunities.
Through regular varied opportunities for scientific enquiry, pupils are able to explore a range of approaches to pose and answer intriguing questions, addressing misconceptions.