At first science may seem like it’s a strange thing — complicated, even a mystery. But really, science is all about finding out about nature and how things work, the reasons behind every-day things. So it’s more about questions and answers than anything. How? Where? Why?
It’s about making strange, mysterious, and complicated things become things we understand. There’s still lots more that we don’t understand about our world and the whole universe, but that’s where scientists come in. They are always asking questions and then finding the answers. So science isn’t really strange at all, it’s just curious people finding out about everything. In this way, all children can be scientists by following their own natural curiosity
Even if children do not become scientists or engineers they will grow up in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills. Science is all around us and helps children to make sense of the world.
At Thurleigh Primary we value the importance of science. We aim to match our science learning to our creative curriculum, so that science is meaningful for every child. We then use a personalised approach to assessment so that we are able to ensure each child covers the science curriculum and where their strengths and areas for development lie.