Purpose of study
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
What Science looks like in our school
At Markyate Village school, we believe that science is part of our everyday lives, and often links to many of the other subjects we teach. We often include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) projects in our teaching and learning to foster wider, exciting learning opportunities for our children.
We teach pupils to learn to develop scientific skills such as how to:
- carry out a fair test
- measure accurately
- identify patterns and draw conclusions
- identify and classify
Some of the skills the children will learn include:
- How to properly use scientific equipment; to plan experiments and to carry them out, to record results and communicate what is founds; to identify patterns; draw conclusions that are linked to their results.
- Children will learn to interpret results from data presented in different ways. For example: by looking at data tables, pie charts and different types of graphs. The children will consider different ways to present their results and which is the most suitable for communicating their results.
- Children will develop their scientific vocabulary so that they can use subject specific terminology accurately and with confidence.
- Children will learn that it is highly valuable to be able to ask interesting questions, as well as to answer them.
We believe that science is an important part of our everyday lives and often links to other subjects in our curriculum. We often include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) projects into our teaching provision to provide wider, exciting opportunities for our children to learn about the world and develop their understanding and skills.
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