We see Science as an essential discipline for young children. Our curriculum will lay the foundation for pupils to understand what the discipline of Science tells us about the world. We aim to ignite children’s love for science by showing them what fascinating things the human race has learned about the world.
We go beyond the national curriculum in what we teach. Children are introduced to the inner workings of the human body, animals and the environments they live in, plants and their features, forces of nature, and what lies beyond the visible world. Children are taught to apply their knowledge and conduct their own scientific enquiries to answer questions, working scientifically to develop essential skills. Every opportunity is taken to allow the children to experience the practical aspects of the subject.
Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. We aim to stimulate a child’s curiosity about finding out why things happen in the way they do. The subject teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way that Science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
Our science curriculum builds knowledge incrementally year-on-year to revisit and build upon children’s knowledge and understanding of key concepts. Pupils also study the lives and achievements of a diverse range of scientists including Lewis Howard Latimer, Thomas Edison and Jabir ibn Hayyan. Their disciplinary knowledge will flourish over time, enabling them to see the importance of Science as a subject, how it translates into the world of research and work, what scientists do and how they impact upon our lives.
The best way to see the school in action is to book onto an open morning. These events last approximately an hour – you will have an opportunity to meet the Head and have a tour of the school led by the Year Six pupils. We look forward to welcoming you to Faraday soon.