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The new National Curriculum 2014 states: ‘A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.’

 

At Hollingwood we believe that the best science teaching fosters and develops pupils’ curiosity in the subject whilst also helping them to fulfil their potential. For our pupils to achieve well in science, they need to acquire the necessary scientific knowledge and also be able to enjoy the experience of engaging a purposeful scientific enquiry in order to help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

 

In our school, we recognise that for our pupils to achieve well in science, they need to acquire the necessary scientific knowledge and also be able to enjoy the experience of engaging a purposeful scientific enquiry in order to help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

 

Through ensuring high-quality science teaching within our school, we aim to help our pupils understand how major scientific ideas have played a vital role in society. Moreover, we aim to prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.

We aim to do this by:

  • Delivering high quality, interesting and engaging science lessons;
  • Using scientific contexts to develop and consolidate cross curricular skills in literacy, maths and ICT;
  • Teaching science in a global and historical context; including the contributions significant scientists from a range of cultures;
  • Developing and extending pupils’ scientific knowledge and understanding;
  • Developing pupils’ ability to work scientifically and involve pupils in planning, carrying out and evaluating investigations;
  • Developing pupils’ scientific vocabulary and ability to articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely;
  • Ensuring that all pupils are appropriately challenged to make good progress in science.
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