The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- 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 and skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
At Cullingworth Village Primary School we aim to inspire pupils to develop a love for science through investigatory, hands-on activities. Learning in this way develops the skills children require to work in a scientific manner. Skills such as observation, identifying and classifying and gathering, recording and displaying data. Through application of these skills, children can make greater progress in understanding everyday scientific concepts by answering questions about the world around them. We teach science either discretely or through a cross-curricular approaches depending on whether purposeful links can be made with the current topic. At Cullingworth Village Primary School, we want our children to grow up to be conscientious, caring and protective of our local environment to provide the children of Cullingworth with a brighter future. This is only possible through a high quality science education.