Science Statement of Intent
At Cherry Dale Primary School, we believe that 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. It is our intent to support pupils as they build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts; we strongly believe that pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Pupils should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
It is our intent at Cherry Dale Primary School to ensure that science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that will enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. The staff at Cherry Dale Primary School will ensure that all children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which allow children to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills. They will be immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding, not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them. We intend to provide all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability, with a broad and balanced science curriculum.