At Parklands, our science curriculum aims to prepare children for the wider world. We strive to ensure that the lessons we deliver achieve the three aims of the science national curriculum so that pupils understand the science and have the skills to engage with the knowledge and recognise where it fits in the wider world. We believe in the curious child and encourage our children to ponder, ask questions and find out answers to big questions for themselves, reflecting on that which they have discovered. The knowledge they acquire is deepened through the use of essential scientific enquiry skills and working scientifically is a core feature of our science curriculum.
Our children tackle a range of problems, forming questions, generating and testing ideas and designs and deciding how to seek solutions. They explore, gather and make sense of evidence, test out hypotheses and evaluate processes and outcomes. They learn the possibilities of science, design and technology, as we excite them through a range of hands-on lessons and activities linked to a termly area of the science curriculum. We have close links to STEM and regularly invited STEM ambassadors in the school to share their knowledge and expertise around Science. At Parklands, we encourage our children to constantly question and think like scientists. This engagement in real-life science really allows them to engage and inspire them to become the scientists, engineers, designers and innovators of the future.