At Grayshott we follow the statutory National Curriculum for Science.
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of knowledge and concepts, children are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Through the study of Science children:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
We believe that first-hand experience is invaluable and make good use of our school grounds, which include a pond and wildlife area, and the local environment. Where appropriate, we link our Science work to the class topic and make meaningful links with other subjects.
British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Spiritual education in Science involves the search for meaning and purpose. We give children opportunities to experience awe and wonder about a range of natural and physical phenomena.
Moral education in Science encourages children to become increasingly curious, to develop open mindedness and to make judgements on evidence not prejudice. As they move up through the school children realise that moral dilemmas are often involved in scientific developments.
Social education involves group practical work which provides opportunities for children to develop team working skills, show mutual respect and to take responsibility. Children must take responsibility for their own and other people’s safety when undertaking practical work.
Cultural education in Science involves learning about famous scientists and scientific discoveries from a range of cultures.