At Nene Valley Primary School our science curriculum is sequenced to encompass the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Alongside scientific knowledge and the understanding of concepts, our children will develop curiosity and excitement about the natural world as well as use their knowledge and skills to understand how science can be used today and in the future.
Our curriculum provides all children with enriching learning experiences that have a multifaceted purpose. We prepare our children for the increasingly scientific and technological world of today and tomorrow, while also nurturing their understanding of scientific ideas and methods. Moreover, we aim to cultivate and expand their scientific worldview, building upon their innate curiosity and instilling a scientific approach to problem-solving.
To achieve this, we encourage traits such as open-mindedness, self-assessment, and perseverance, while fostering essential investigative skills such as observation, measurement, prediction, hypothesis formulation, experimentation, communication, interpretation, explanation, and evaluation. Additionally, our curriculum emphasises the development of scientific language, recording techniques, and the use of computing in investigations. Our science curriculum also establishes connections between science and other subjects. We aim to empower our students with the tools and mindset to thrive in the scientific landscape and become well-rounded individuals in an ever-evolving scientific world.