Science is an exciting and dynamic subject that engages the children’s curiosity about the world around them. At Morland we aim to reflect this through a practical and investigative approach to teaching and learning.
At Morland Area C of E School, a high quality of science education provides our pupils with the foundations for understanding the world through the core areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The science curriculum is taught through topic areas and supported by the ‘Snap Science’ scheme where children are encouraged to explore how science can be used to explain what is occurring and predict how things will behave and why. Weekly lessons are practical and hands on, developing a sense of excitement and curiosity for the subject matter. Children are regularly tracked in their learning through assessments and scientific investigations which demonstrates the students learning.
Skills such as measuring, observing, recording, questioning and explaining are developed through a range of practical tasks related to the everyday world. During the initial stages of an investigation, children use their planning skills and build on previous knowledge. They use their collaboration skills through investigations, ensuring they work together and take advantage of each individual’s strengths.
Other skills put into practise and strengthened during Science are; reasoning, questioning, and analysis. They are taught to develop respect for the environment and to be aware of their own health and safety.
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 required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future