Learning

Science

We provide a high-quality science education that provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Our current application for a Primary Science Quality Mark has brought about a new set of principles for the teaching and learning of science at Allfarthing.

  • We explore the world around us using our hands, eyes and senses – this helps us learn more about our world. We also learn about and meet real-life scientists – this means we know how science can affect our lives.
  • We learn in our classroom and get outside whatever the weather. We use lots of different equipment that we can find around our classrooms or at home as well as proper science equipment – our teachers look after it for us to make sure we can have it when we need it.
  • We learn more about science each year, holding on to what we knew before and finding out more about different topics. Our teachers keep us excited with new things to discover and ask us questions to challenge us to learn more.
  • We are excited by our topics, asking and answering our own questions about science. We create our own experiments thinking carefully about what we want to find out and what our results tell us.
  • We keep ourselves safe by watching and listening to our teachers and looking out for each other. We make sure we look after the things we use and are sensible during science so that we can have fun doing the experiments we love to do!

Children learn that science is all about improving the world we live in – that science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. We aim to increase children’s curiosity as scientists, develop their skills in working scientifically and their Science Capital. Children are encouraged to carry out investigations, observe and describe objects and events, and make sense of these observations. They will test their hypotheses and explain results through practical activities, using scientifically accurate vocabulary.

Children have opportunities to work in small groups to carry out investigations, learning how to persevere, share ideas and give presentations just like real scientists do. They gain broad scientific knowledge, as well as a strong sense of curiosity and scientific understanding that will help them to become lifelong learners.

The following link will take you to the government’s national curriculum for primary schools:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum