At Giles Brook School, we recognise the importance of science in our everyday lives and, as a core subject within the primary curriculum, strive to give it the prominence that it deserves. Throughout each year group, we aim to foster an understanding of biology, chemistry and physics, and the role that each have in the wider world around us. In addition, we recognise the importance of embedding key vocabulary, concepts and understanding into long-term memory and our units of work are designed so that topics are revisited, consolidated and built upon to ensure that children leave Giles Brook with a solid foundation with which to continue their scientific journey.
We place high value in promoting each child’s ability to question what they learn, see and understand, therefore enquiry skills are embedded within each science topic. Children are encouraged to use relevant scientific vocabulary whilst exploring their ideas, making links between science and other spheres of learning, such as Geography, carefully observing what they see and building upon prior knowledge. Children, throughout each unit, are equipped with key scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, including planning, evaluating, concluding and extending their own ideas through questioning, the exploration of a range of possible answers and independent discovery. We believe that this will lead to children developing a genuine love of science and thirst for future learning.